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As a business owner or officer in charge of corporate philanthropy, you understand that supporting charitable causes is an important aspect of fulfilling social responsibility and highlighting your investment in a culture of giving back. Part of promoting a positive image is taking steps to ensure that your donations to charity are not directed to organizations that will use your contributions inefficiently or irresponsibly. CharityWatch is your source for independent charity ratings and in-depth reporting on issues relevant to your giving decisions.

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