Saturday, December 09, 2006


This post is not going to be funny or entertaining.

Every time at this point in the year, we are inundated by requests for charity donations. Please make sure that the charity of your choice spends most of it's money on charitable works. By "most" I mean at least 60%. Many large charities ( I won't mention names, but if you research the net, there is info out there) employ professional fundraisers (including telemarketers). These companies keep 70-90 cents on every dollar they collect! So you might think that you are donating to ABC charity, but you are really keeping Fundraising Incorporated afloat. Ask the person at your door if they are a volunteer. Get info on the way the charity spends it's donations.

Keep the charity alive and accountable. Don't pay for fundraisers!