On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had about how to find out if a charity is trustworthy and effective. The Center for Investigative Reporting issued a report this year called “ America 's Worst Charities.” It says: “Hundreds of charities claim to help those in need. But of the millions of dollars raised each year, how much goes to cancer patients, disabled veterans, and dying children? Almost nothing.” So what questions should we be asking about the organizations we donate to? How can your dollars do the most good? That’s on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.
Kris Hundley, investigative reporter for the Tampa Bay Times; co-reporter (with Kendall Taggart of the Center for Investigative Reporting) of the 3 part series: "America's Worst Charities"
Kendall Taggart, reporter at The Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley; co-reporter (with Kris Hundley of the Tampa Bay Times) of the 3 part series: "America's Worst Charities"
Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR): America’s Worst Charities
RESOURCES FOR CHECKING NONPROFITS
A list of solicitors used by the worst 50
A list of the worst 50, with addresses
State charity officials, with contacts for all 50 states
Florida's gift givers' guide for consumers
ProPublica's Nonprofit Explorer
Guidestar's research website
GiveWell does in-depth research into a small number of worthy charities
Charity Navigator's charity evaluation website