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    America's Worst Charities

    A little public service announcement...

    Here is a list of the Top 50 Worst Charities: http://www.tampabay.com/americas-wor...-charities.pdf

    Here is the series of articles on the topic from the Tampa Bay Times: America's Worst Charities, a Tampa Bay Times, CIR and CNN Investigation | Tampa Bay Times


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    Re: America's Worst Charities

    Just give to my charity.... The Human Fund: "Money for People"



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    Re: America's Worst Charities

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneAggie View Post
    A little public service announcement...

    Here is a list of the Top 50 Worst Charities: http://www.tampabay.com/americas-wor...-charities.pdf

    Here is the series of articles on the topic from the Tampa Bay Times: America's Worst Charities, a Tampa Bay Times, CIR and CNN Investigation | Tampa Bay Times
    The IRS needs to broaden its scrutinizing.



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    Re: America's Worst Charities

    Quote Originally Posted by canker2323 View Post
    The IRS needs to broaden its scrutinizing.
    14 of the 50 related to police or firefighters. That would be a good place to start!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CloneAggie View Post
    14 of the 50 related to police or firefighters. That would be a good place to start!
    once upon a time I got a job in a call center for a firefighters "charity." The schtick was to call a person and thank them for their previous year's donation, hoping they had actually donated to another similar charity in the past. That easily segued into asking for "this year's" donation. It mostly preyed upon seniors. Some guys would even pretend to be firefighters, or at least lead people to believe that they were without actually coming out and saying it. The whole thing was pretty sickening. Some of the money actually did end up in the hands of the firefighters, but it couldn't have been much. I only lasted a few days at that job. It was too sleazy.


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    I had been attending a charity for the wounded warrior fund the last few years. This year I found out that 1/3 of what they collect goes to admin costs. Not as bad as the ones on this list but still pretty bad in my view.



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    Re: America's Worst Charities

    On the other hand, here are some of the best.

    America's Top 50 charities: How well do they rate? - CSMonitor.com

    Good to see charity still works.



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    Re: America's Worst Charities

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    On the other hand, here are some of the best.

    America's Top 50 charities: How well do they rate? - CSMonitor.com

    Good to see charity still works.
    Wow, some of the salaries for the highest officials are pretty shocking, 2 million for American Cancer Society, 1.8 million for Boys and Girls Club.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I had been attending a charity for the wounded warrior fund the last few years. This year I found out that 1/3 of what they collect goes to admin costs. Not as bad as the ones on this list but still pretty bad in my view.
    Just an FYI, the charity can pretty much manipulate that % however they want.

    On a side note I often hear people say that is they are going to give money to a charity they want it to go to the program intended and not to day to day operations. Well some of it has to go to day to day operations otherwise there wouldn't be anyone to oversee the programs and money because no one would get paid to work there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Wow, some of the salaries for the highest officials are pretty shocking, 2 million for American Cancer Society, 1.8 million for Boys and Girls Club.

    Yeah, and their percentage given back is lower too. Its crap.

    Love the Campus Crusade dude, he only gets 60k. Ha. Well I say only, compared to the next lowest at 200k.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Wow, some of the salaries for the highest officials are pretty shocking, 2 million for American Cancer Society, 1.8 million for Boys and Girls Club.
    They are also overseeing some very large organizations. My wife is the Director of Finance for a local branch of a National Not for profit and I wouldn't even think about doing her job for anything less than $130,000 per year.



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    Re: America's Worst Charities

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    They are also overseeing some very large organizations. My wife is the Director of Finance for a local branch of a National Not for profit and I wouldn't even think about doing her job for anything less than $130,000 per year.
    I'll do it for $120,000.



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    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    They are also overseeing some very large organizations. My wife is the Director of Finance for a local branch of a National Not for profit and I wouldn't even think about doing her job for anything less than $130,000 per year.

    I see that, but they also seem to have a lower percentage back. It may very well be related to a high overhead for realistic needs. I would love to see a break down of expenses.



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    Re: America's Worst Charities

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    Just an FYI, the charity can pretty much manipulate that % however they want.

    On a side note I often hear people say that is they are going to give money to a charity they want it to go to the program intended and not to day to day operations. Well some of it has to go to day to day operations otherwise there wouldn't be anyone to oversee the programs and money because no one would get paid to work there.

    You are right that in these larger organizations they do have hired help to run things. But at the same time there are other charities out there that spend much less on hired help. I just decided to pick on of those this time around.



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