Watch what is happening to the Susan G. Koman Foundation right now for a great example of why you may be losing credibility with people.
To summarize... Koman cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, some people got pissed, Koman reinstated funding to keep those people happy, and now almost everybody is pissed.
Comments the organization's Facebook wall:
"When I heard you dropped Planned Parenthood.....I made a donation to the Koman charity......and today I called visa and had it canceled.....what a fraud organization you are......on the national Susan G Koman website you have women wearing pink t-shirts which read....we celebrate life but then you monitarily support abortion which kills life.....unbelievable!!!!!"
"I applauded you for defunding PP. Now that you have caved in, you are to be pitied for lacking the spine to confront baby killers."
"I will never give this organization a dime! Planned Parenthood is primarily an abortion factory!"
"Do you realize next year all this controversy will return? READ THE PRESS RELEASES. The only thing Komen changed their stance on is the policy to not fund orgs under investigation. They will honor this year which they said from go...next year PP will be "eligible" for a new grant...this is just a back pedal to save a little face...I ain't biting this slimy hook!"
"If I didn't think SGK would change their mind again I would write them a check. Ill just send it straight to planned parenthood."
"Susan Korman-You are spineless and never again will I donate to your cause. You are just as bad as the baby killers of Planned Parenthood!"
You cannot please everybody.
Try to do that, which is what Susan G. Koman is attempting, and you'll end up right where they are. Everybody will be skeptical of you and nobody will be happy.
You're much better off taking a stand, isolating some people, and giving those that are left exactly what they want.