Posted By RichC on June 15, 2013
Every year we see and hear of charities wasting money and the generous gifts given by their donors and unfortunately some charities and their hired solicitors are just out and out crooks (and unfortunately able to get away with it year after year). If you intend to give to organizations that you are not intimately aware, then be sure to at LEAST do your own GuideStar review. Take a look at their expenses and decide if they are using your donations appropriately or at least have a reason you can accept for their high expenses.
If people supporting the 50 listed as Worst Charities by the Tampa Bay Times knew how their money was being spent, they would demand their donations back (just look at how much of the money raised goes to solicitors – its criminal in my opinion!).