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A New Report Shows Who Charity Fundraising Dollars Really Go To

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 28, 2016 at 11:35 AM / Charities

Between the feelings of goodwill towards our fellow man and the extra fundraising efforts by organizations before the end of the tax year, the holidays usually bring an increase in charitable gifts to organizations. And while giving is great, a new report by the New York State Attorney General’s Office...

Beware of Charity Scams After Tragedy Strikes

POSTED: William PinilisJune 17, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Charities

When tragedy strikes, many of us are compelled to rush into action and lend a helping hand. However, before you offer your financial support to the Orlando shooting victims and their families, make sure your money is going to a legitimate organization or charity. Unfortunately, scammers often come out of...

Zero Rated Charity Gives Less Than 2% Of Earnings To Veterans

POSTED: William PinilisMay 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Charities

The National Vietnam Veterans Foundation charity has received more than $29 million in donations from 2010 to 2014 for what its website calls "aiding, supporting and benefiting America's veterans and their families."

Study: Telemarketers Pocket Most Of What They Solicit for Charities

POSTED: William PinilisMay 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM / Fraud, Charities

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