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California AG Accuses Another Aid Charity of Misleading Donors with Inflated Gifts-in-Kind Reporting

The office of the California Attorney General OAG is committed to protecting generous donors from the harm caused by misleading...

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Is the United Way Relevant in the Internet Age?

In the Internet age where giving directly to charity only requires a few clicks of a mouse or touches on...

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Unboxing HeroBox

The mission of HeroBox is simple Through its website at herobox org the charity matches deployed soldiers wish lists for...

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CharityWatch Calls for Veterans Charity to 'Adopt' Better Accountability

CharityWatch has identified a history of troubling financial reporting by AdoptaPlatoon Soldier Support Effort that earned it Question Mark ratings...

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"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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