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Breast Cancer Fundraising in B.C.

September 22 2010 at 7:02 PM
Anonymous 

 
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/09/21/con-charities-fundraisers.html

B.C. Breast Cancer paid 91% to fundraisers and kept on 9%. Please do something about that!!!

 
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Re: Breast Cancer Fundraising in B.C.

September 22 2010, 10:28 PM 

99% of charities are a scam...including breast cancer research. They are all pigs at the trough so stay the f#ck out of their way or they will eat your ass too.

 
 
Anonymous

Re: Breast Cancer Fundraising in B.C.

September 22 2010, 11:28 PM 

What an incredibly stupid thing to say...

 
 
Anonymous

Re: Breast Cancer Fundraising in B.C.

September 23 2010, 8:54 AM 

^^ One of the millions of naive people out there that let this continue. Wake up.

 
 
Anonymous

Re: Breast Cancer Fundraising in B.C.

September 23 2010, 9:41 AM 

A couple of pieces on CBC radio recently about charity donations/fund raising. It appears that amounts varying from 29% to 79% of donations raised are paid to outside fund raising organizations, to say nothing about the costs of "administration", in the charity organizations. Look closely before donating as in the end pennies from each dollar actually make it to the cause. There are exceptions out there, the Salvation Army being one.

 
 
Anonymous

Re: Breast Cancer Fundraising in B.C.

September 23 2010, 10:46 AM 

"99% of charities are a scam...including breast cancer research. They are all pigs at the trough so stay the f#ck out of their way or they will eat your ass too."

I really wish people would read things carefully before spouting their preconceived notions of the world. This kind of misinformation can be very damaging to worthwhile causes, as it may compel otherwise generous people to be more hesitant in their generosity.

So let's set things straight, the article is talking about the few bad apples that give most of their revenue to fundraising companies. However, as the article states, the total amount paid to these companies is still a small fraction (less than 10%) of the total revenue of these charities. That's because there are plenty of charities that don't behave this way.

This article talks about exceptions rather than the rule.

 
 
Anonymous

It's a real problem

September 23 2010, 10:48 AM 

I've heard of this before, but the rates metionned in the article are much worse than I remembered. MADD got in real trouble over this quite recently.

If you want to donate, seek out charities that spend the least on fundraising and administration.

"Black Tie" galas are just about the worst. Very little money actually makes it to the charity, they're just an excuse for rich people to dress up and pretend they're helping someone. Better to take your $200 and give it straight to the "Sally Ann".

 
 
 
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