Financials are available in the annual report which is available on the (ISC)2 website. The 2018 is due soon, but you can view last years which breaks this down.
The fact that I ISC2 leadership has been negligent in maintaining the fee structure for 15 years, does not justify catching up all at once. As a consultant I evaluate my rates charged to clients annually. Some years I do not change the rates, and some years I do. However, I would not be in business very long if I neglected to do this and attempted to catch up and raise my rates to my clients by nearly 50% (they would leave in a hurry)
As for that Member perks, I created an account, downloaded the app for my phone. Looked at it, then deleted it. I get better discounts on those services via my USAA account (which does not cost me anything).
ISC2 has always been very proud $$ of their books and training. Certification renewals account for only 20% of the total revenue (according to the December 2017 annual report) I doubt that increasing this by 50% will change the level of services provided to members. The annual report did not separate expenses relative to certification renewal expenses vs other operating expenses.
ISC2 does a good job of promoting itself to it's members, however they do not do a good job of disseminating information to the general public regarding the CISSP and other certifications. Outside of the .GOV domain, I find myself having to explain what it takes to become a CISSP and the knowledge required.
I am done venting, I (like many others held captive by ISC2) will cough up the additional $40 annually to maintain my CISSP. However, my opinion of ISC2 and it's leadership, has changed significantly, and it will be reflected in my discussions with clients and peers.
I tend to disagree with that assessment. The value of the certification received from ISC2 has decreased as the criteria for obtaining the cert has been drastically minimized - so I don't see how the statement of the ROI being worth the dramatic increase is valid. I didn't get certified to have access to educational resources that are available just about anywhere else - I got certified because it used to be a very real demonstration of your abilities and experience as a Information Security Professional. Now they are just a dime a dozen (all you have to do now is pass the test).