- Breast Cancer Society :subject of an investigation by the NY Attorney General
- Law Enforcement Education Program: consistently spends at least 90% of its budget on fundraising
- Operation Lookout: nearly 83% of its budget is spent on fundraising
- Children's Cancer Fund of America: >50% spent on fundraising
- Youth Development Fund: >80% devoted to fundraising
- Cancer Fund of America: in 2009 25% of its budget was spent on fundraising; in 2007 more than 56% was spent on fundraising
- National Children's Leukemia Foundation: in 2007 it spent nearly 80% of its budget on fundraising
Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Although many people are asking us how they can support the relief and recovery efforts, we’re hearing that New Zealand’s government isn’t appealing for assistance. Some charities have even posted such messages on their own websites.
- Be Careful Of Email Solicitations:
- Be Leery Of People That Contact You Online Claiming To Be A Victim – Unless you personally know someone in New Zealand, anyone alleging to be in this position is most likely part of a scam. Obviously, people affected by the earthquake are in no position to contact you directly for assistance.
- Delete Unsolicited Emails With Attachments - Never respond to unsolicited emails. Do not open any attachments to these emails even if they claim to contain pictures from New Zealand. These attachments are probably viruses.
- Seek Out The Charity’s Authorized Website: Each charity’s ratings page on Charity Navigator includes a link to is legitimate website.
- Be Inspired By Social Media, But Still Do Your Homework: Social networking tools like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs have the power to deliver heart-wrenching images and information about the earthquake to our computers and phones with pleas to donate. While these tools can be a powerful way to inspire your desire to help, you should not blindly give via these vehicles. You must take the time to investigate the groups behind such pleas for help to ensure that it comes from a legitimate nonprofit.
- Avoid Telemarketers: As always, hang up the phone do your homework and give directly to a charity.
Photos provided by Shutterstock.com.
Monday, February 21, 2011
As you enjoy your day off, we thought you might enjoy learning about some Presidential charities.
- Eisenhower Fellowships
- John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
- Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
- Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress
- The Richard Nixon Foundation
- Mount Vernon Ladies' Association
- William J. Clinton Foundation
- Fisher House Foundation (One of the charities that President Obama donated his $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize to. )
- Ford's Theatre Society
- The George Washington University
- The Carter Center
- Thomas Jefferson Foundation
- George Bush Presidential Library Foundation
Photo from Shutterstock.com.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
All three were selected as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.” This award, given by Ethisphere Magazine, a publication covering business ethics, compliance, anti-corruption, sustainability and related matters, recognizes 100 people around the globe who had significant, positive impact in the realm of business ethics during the previous year. The list is developed by a combination of Ethisphere staff researchers and outside academic experts.
We at Charity Navigator know just how deserving Mr. Dugan is of this award and we hope you will join us in congratulating him.
(Pictured here are Mr. Dugan and his wife Marion Dugan who together founded Charity Navigator.)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
- what they’ve done,
- their immediate results,
- if their results thus far have prompted them to adjust their course of action to improve their results,
- whether or not they plan to continue to work in Haiti,
- the biggest challenges they face in Haiti,
- and if they’ve coordinated their efforts with other organizations.
Our questions for the charities working in Haiti were derived from the 7 questions we suggest donors ask charities before donating.
Photo, provided by The Lambi Fund Of Haiti, is of local grassroots organizations distributing emergency earthquake grants to members.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
That’s right, President Obama’s budget proposal to limit the charitable deduction for top earners is back on the table. You can read more about this in our prior blog posts:
- A Horrible Idea From The Obama Administration
- The Obama Budget and Charitable Tax Deductions
- The Obama Budget and Charitable Tax Deductions - Update
- The Obama Budget and Charitable Contributions
- Charity Fundraisers Express Concern About President Obama's Plans To Reduce The Value Of Charitable Deductions
Thank you to Shutterstock for the image.
Friday, February 11, 2011
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
And we've added 26 new charities to our site: