Monday, March 12, 2012

Donors Don't Check

In a new survey, commissioned by and Capital One Canada, about 45 per cent of people ages 18-34 take no steps to ensure a charity is legitimate before making a donation. Only 19 per cent of those in that age group are very concerned about falling victim to a fraudster, compared to 27 per cent for other age groups. Additional survey results:
 Half of Canadians (53 per cent) are less likely to give to charities because of the possibility of falling victim to a fraudster; 72 per cent believe there's more charity fraud today than 10 years ago. (link)

Nonprofit Imperative gathers its information principally from public documents...some of which are directly quoted. Virtually all cited are in some phase of criminal proceedings; some have not been charged, however. Cites in various media: Featured in print, broadcast, and online media outlets, including: Vermont Public Radio, Miami Herald, National Public Radio, Huffington Post, The Sun News, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Wall Street Journal (Profile, News and Photos), FOX2, ABC Spotlight on the News, WWJ Radio, Ethics World, Aspen Philanthropy Newsletter, Harvard Business Review, Current Affairs, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, St. Petersburg Times, B, USA Today Topics, ,, Responsive Philanthropy Magazine, New York Times...and many more • Nonprofits: On the Brink (iUniverse, 2006)
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