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CHARITIES

You may have noticed a couple of charitable organizations listed on my sidebar.
The Wounded Warrior Project and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
I’ve no idea what kind of salaries their executives receive, but I do like and support the work they do.  I (sadly) am not a veteran, but am disabled and have some understanding of some of what they must be going through.
I am a lymphoma survivor.

Stormbringer has an informative post regarding the financial status of some other charities.  If you are able to contribute, you might want to read what he found out.

Thank you – Guffaw

h/t Sean Linneane

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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5 thoughts on “CHARITIES

  1. I like to check out charities using Charity Navigator, they have a lot of helpful information on their website.

    They give “Wounded Warrior” three out of four stars, but the highest possible rating for accountability and transparency.

    The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has a very similar rating from Charity Navigator.

    It’s a handy tool because it breaks down exactly how the charities spend their money and what their policies are.

    What it does NOT do is rate the worthiness of the cause – that is up to the donor to decide for themselves. All they do is rate them on how they handle their money and conduct themselves.

    Posted by Tomi | March 31, 2012, 8:17 am
  2. Interesting stuff! CEO compensation is always a hot topic when it comes to charitable organizations. It certainly is something I look at, but I don’t usually make it a make-or-break for donating or not. The Red Cross is a big behemoth of an organization. It doesn’t surprise me that the top person there makes $600,000+. I don’t donate to them for a variety of reasons, that’s one of them. Generally, I prefer to give to smaller organizations.

    For example: When the earthquake hit Haiti I got an email that day from a charity I support, “Feed My Starving Children.” They were already doing work in Haiti and while their warehouse had been damaged, they were still operational and immediately distributing nourishing meals to the survivors through their pre-existing network. So, I was able to donate to them that day, knowing that my money was going immediately to the survivors to feed them in the days and weeks after the disaster. I would never say giving to the Red Cross is wrong or not helpful, but there just isn’t that feeling of connection there (only my humble opinion). YMMV.

    Posted by Tomi | March 31, 2012, 9:16 am
  3. One of the events my Mustang group has set up is now a Wounded Warrior fundraising event.

    Posted by lpcard | March 31, 2012, 12:04 pm

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