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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Always Do Your Homework

One of the pieces of advice we give donors on our website is not to donate any money over the phone, and if possible, avoid the middleman by giving to a charity directly. This article from the Sun Chronicle shows once again how important it is for donors to do their homework, and contact the charity they wish to support directly. In addition, a quick check on Charity Navigator’s website would have shown the Firefighters Charitable Foundation with a 0 star rating, indicating that this organization performs far below industry standards and below nearly all charities in its cause.

1 comment:

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