phillydrifter: Even charities have operating costs.
SockMonkeyHolocaust: Yeah, well let's make it illegal for politicians to spend more than 30% of their time fundraising, then.
Phins: gfid: PetSmart asks for money for animals. You know what, PetSmart? Every single penny I spend at your store is going to a once homeless animal.I haven't looked at their financials, but PetSmart charities does a lot for homeless animals. They support groups that do animal rescue in the wake of a national disaster; they'll bring in an 18 wheeler full of crates, food, etc. to set up a temporary shelter. And they don't come and take back either, it gets donated to the city/county animal shelter after the need for the temporary shelter has passed. I volunteer for an animal rescue group and PetsMart regularly has special adoption weekends where they give us a certain amount per adoption. They donate space inside the store for cat rescue groups. They give grants for spay/neuter programs.It's fine if you want to make your donations directly, but it's a good organization that really does help animals.
mekki: Everyone always talks about the worst charities. But what about the good ones? Farkers, which ones do you always give to knowing that the money is going to be used for what is intended for?
ambercat: phillydrifter: Even charities have operating costs.If your operating cost if more than 30% of what goes to helping people besides yourself, maybe you need to rethink your charity's structure.Some charities are real, some are basically a scam. I don't have a problem with the government trying to regulate what was become an industry so that there is less fraud and the money actually goes to what people think it will.
Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Most charities are just another form of business, not actual "charity'. Collect money, provide jobs, pay big salaries to 'Executives'. Make people feel good as you scam them out of their money.
ChuDogg: What if they are an "advocacy" group?http://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/bonos-charity-isnt - at-all-charitable/
b-ham: Good move, but it still seems like a very conservative number. Why not 50%?
ACunningPlan: ambercat: phillydrifter: Even charities have operating costs.If your operating cost if more than 30% of what goes to helping people besides yourself, maybe you need to rethink your charity's structure.Some charities are real, some are basically a scam. I don't have a problem with the government trying to regulate what was become an industry so that there is less fraud and the money actually goes to what people think it will.^This. Some do-gooders do awfully well for themselves, and are less than charitable when it comes to actually ensuring the money donated doesn't get sucked in by the middle men.I'm so poor most Farkers wouldn't associate with me, but I do give a small amount to charity when I can. Not because I'm a nice person, I'm not; I simply find perverse pleasure in the fact someone is worse off than me. But I do pay attention to how much of the money goes on overheads and not directly to the cause.
ZAZ: State officials and nonprofit leaders believe Oregon is the first state in the nation to pass a charity law that punishes nonprofits that spend too little of their money on their missions.Massachusetts disallows charitable deductions for all charities. Politicians repealed a voter initiative to allow deducting charitable donations.
b-ham: Subby has it backwards - it takes away tax breaks for charities that spend more than 70% of their donations on management, etc. So as long as you still spend 30% or more on charity you're still in the clear.Good move, but it still seems like a very conservative number. Why not 50%?
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