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WonderWork Co-Founder is No Mr. Wonderful

Brian Mullaney the man who for charities like Smile Train and WonderWork popularized the dubious fundraising advertising claim of to...


Cat Charity Criticized for Straying from Good Governance Practices

Alley Cat Allies 'the global engine of change for cats' according to its website has found itself the target of...


How To Check If a Charity Respects Your Privacy

Before you make a charitable donation do you consider how the charity might make use of your personal information In...


Charity Continues to Deceive Donors In the Name of Fallen Police

Police officers put their lives on the line every day for their communities It is wrong for any organization to...


"CharityWatch has warned in advance of coming scandals at Feed the Children, Central Asia Institute, and Wounded Warrior Project. "

Barrons, 06/18/2016

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"Circle of Friends for American Veterans and the Center for American Homeless Veterans, received 'Fs' from CharityWatch, a nonprofit organization that uses an A+ to F scale to rate nonprofits based on their financial transparency and spending habits. 'It's somewhat of a minefield for donors to locate a high-performing veterans charity,' said Daniel Borochoff, president of CharityWatch. "

The Center for Public Integrity, 12/13/2017

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