“Thirteen charitable organizations raised more than $1 million each in California by hiring for-profit fundraisers last year but got back 10 percent of the money or less, according to newly released data from the state attorney general,” California Watch is reporting.
“Some prominent charities – such as Amnesty International, Save the Children Federation and Defenders of Wildlife – actually lost money in the fundraising campaigns run by for-profit companies. Charity watchdogs say many such organizations might have good reason to take an initial loss in cultivating new donors. The charities point out that the numbers don’t show future revenue from donors who continue to give.
“Other organizations, often representing popular causes like support for police, firefighters or veterans, get poor ratings from charity watchdogs for doing little charitable work and hiring fundraisers notorious for taking the vast majority of donors’ money.”
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