Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Deceiving the Donors...So What's New?

This article pretty much underscores my preachings for the better part of a decade. Why is anyone surprise? This deception has been readily apparent for years. No interest by charity leadership, regulators or other decision makers. A shame!

..."The American Cancer Society actually lost money on the program (in 2010), according to its filings. ...the telemarketing firm got to keep 100 percent of the $5.3 million in funds it raised, plus $113,006 in fees from the society, government filings show."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-12/charities-deceive-donors-unaware-money-goes-to-a-telemarketer.html



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