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CharityWatch, founded 25 years ago as the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), is America's most independent, assertive charity watchdog. CharityWatch does not merely repeat what a charity reports using simplistic or automated formulas. We dive deep to let you know how efficiently a charity will use your donation to fund the programs you want to support. CharityWatch exposes nonprofit abuses and advocates for your interests as a donor.

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Conflicts of Interest Are a Red Flag for Donors: Some Charity Insiders May Take Unfair Advantage of Their Position

The recent media attention given to conflicts of interest may have a political lean but managing conflicts of interest has...

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Costly and Continuous Kars4Kids Ads Disguise Charity's Real Purpose

Described by many as annoying and by SFGate com as the subject of widespread ubiquitous hate the catchy advertising jingle...

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Reported Charity Salaries May Not Tell the Full Story

Donors often seek out information on charity executive salaries when considering whether or not to donate to a particular nonprofit...

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The Senate Singles Out WWP For Bad Practices That Also Occur At Other Charities

Multiple media outlets including CBS News and The New York Times accused WWP of wasting donations on lavish spending such...

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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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