Can You Spot Nonprofit Accounting Tricks?

Posted on June 20, 2016

Barron’s is urging donors “to be as rigorous in vetting nonprofits for accounting chicanery as you are with public companies trading on the stock exchanges.” Since nonprofits have the room to use "some fast accounting moves," it's up to donors "to ferret out such bad accounting practices.” CharityWatch helps donors see through nonprofit “accounting tricks.”

Barron’s unveils how CharityWatch’s ratings for Disabled American Veterans (DAV), AMVETS National Service Foundation, and Planet Aid provide donors with a more complete picture of how those charities use donor dollars. Barron’s also notes that CharityWatch “has warned in advance of coming scandals at Feed the Children, Central Asia Institute, and Wounded Warrior Project.”

(Illustration credit: Brad Yeo for Barron's)

 

See also related CharityWatch Articles:

Follow the Money: Beware of Groups that Pass Your Donations to Inefficient Charities

Veterans Charities Protest Their F’s

Beware of Inflated Charity Efficiency Claims!

The Most Outrageous Charity in America: Larry Jones’ Feed the Children

Nobel Prize Nominee’s Charity Wins No Award for Accountability

Making Sense of WWP’s Program Spending: Which Ratio Should You Believe

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