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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...


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...


Unboxing HeroBox

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


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...


"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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