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Guide to Giving: Check Out Where Your Donations Really Go

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This is a very informative site that analyzes the actual operations/fund disbursements of hundreds of charities of all kinds. It can help you choose wisely when allocating your charitable contributions.


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RC d (418)
Thursday July 26, 2007, 6:51 pm
This site is GREAT -it offers non-partisan, non-judgmental facts on the financial structure of hundreds of different charities, enabling us to see where and how our donated dollars are spent. A must-bookmark for those who contribute to any kind of organization!

Ramona Gehl (141)
Thursday July 26, 2007, 7:21 pm
Noted, thanx Cate

Rabbit R (85)
Thursday July 26, 2007, 7:34 pm

Thanks Cate. :-)

Theresa Chartrand (69)
Thursday July 26, 2007, 7:38 pm

Linda D (41)
Thursday July 26, 2007, 8:20 pm
I have a hard time understanding how they rate a charity, like 4 stars for efficiency, but over all rating 2? I usually look at how much the top administrators receive. Most get a percentage of income, so large charities pay outrageous sums to their top people even though their performance may not be any better than someone running a small charity. This is a good rating site over all.

Rob S (112)
Thursday July 26, 2007, 8:29 pm
Thanks Cate

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday July 26, 2007, 8:54 pm

Denice G (45)
Thursday July 26, 2007, 9:41 pm
Good info. thanks Cate

Brenda H (29)
Friday July 27, 2007, 12:13 am

Mary P (177)
Friday July 27, 2007, 4:26 am
Good to know what does happen to our donations .Thank you Cate...

Past Member (0)
Friday July 27, 2007, 4:42 am
thanks cate, as usual you are right on top of things...;)

Blair Miller (246)
Friday July 27, 2007, 4:46 am
Cate i wish I was able to post more for I get so much info on corruption in every area of interest. I only donate to very few charatiies as I am disgusted that when I need or needed help I don't get any especially from agencies that offer free help to illegal immagrants and here I am a U.S. Citizen. I know personally that a freinds ex wife is an executive with the United Way in New York City and she makes over $300,000 a year not including the ritzy fundraisers she attends.

Stephen Hannon (203)
Friday July 27, 2007, 6:05 am
Noted, and thanks Cate

Susan F (116)
Friday July 27, 2007, 7:42 am

Dee C (23)
Friday July 27, 2007, 7:56 am
Excellent site Cate..Thank you..

Mary H (47)
Friday July 27, 2007, 10:43 am
Thank you Cate!

Carolyn T (234)
Friday July 27, 2007, 1:25 pm
Great information here. Especially useful to me personally now that I am retired and have to make the hard decisions on how to alocate limited budget for charity. Thanks, Cate! I will alert all in my friends group--they have all turned into white boxes with little red Xs today!

Past Member (0)
Friday July 27, 2007, 6:13 pm

Marianna Padolsky (33)
Saturday July 28, 2007, 5:25 am
good site cate. its important to check carefully before donating.

Kari D (192)
Saturday July 28, 2007, 11:54 am
Noted & Thx Cate! Great AV

Nancy Hewitt (5)
Saturday July 28, 2007, 12:38 pm
Thanks Cate Noted and passed on. If you're going to be charitable you should be informed on where you're money is going.

Kathleen N (1)
Saturday July 28, 2007, 8:21 pm
Charity Navigator offers useful information about large nonprofit organizations (with total annual support of $500,000 or greater). For smaller organizations, and for the larger ones, too, I go to GuideStar, where a free online registration gives access to the federal tax filings of all nonprofit organizations except those, such as very small or religious organizations, that are not required to file.

Jessie Cross (295)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 8:52 am
Thanks Cate. I have bookmarked this.

Mary M (20)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 2:37 pm
Thanks Cate! Noted and forwarded.

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 3:24 pm
Noted and cool...*S*
thanks you...bookmarked too...*S*

Cris c (178)
Sunday July 29, 2007, 6:10 pm
txs x sharing Cate!

Merry L (74)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 12:15 pm
Thanx Cate-I've been looking for where I could find a site that told how much went to where!

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Thursday August 16, 2007, 10:56 am
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