The cause sounds great, but those who are hired to promote the charity often get the lion’s share of the money. Even those who work for the charity (office rental, office staff, CEOs, etc.) are part of this lion’s share of the money.
Click here to get to the Tampa Bay Times investigation of the 50 worst charities. Notice the graph on the left. The small gray line at the bottom shows what actually goes to the work of the charity. All the rest is fluff.
So, go to online resources to check out the charity that wants your money. No charity should be spending more than 50% of its income on those who are hired to promote the charity or those who work in the office.