Originally posted by Egyptia
reply to post by Wirral Bagpuss
I have always been curious as to what organization is the most legit. I have read and heard that many keep the majority of the money and very little
goes to the cause they are actually supporting. It is so hard to know nowadays. If anyone can shed some light, please share.
Most Charities do keep the money, but that's required to raise as much as they do.
So lets say Oxfam raises 700 million a year, and only 200 million gets through their 'system' (these figures are just hypotheticals), that's 500
million that hasn't gone to charity! but still 200 million that has...
Contrast that with charities that don't pay staff and don't have global operations - despite the fact they might be giving 90-100% of what they
raise, what they raise never comes close to what's needed.
If someone knocks on your door trying to get you to sign up to a charity they'll more often than not be on a fixed-wage or commission, maybe $30 for
every person they sign-up or something like that.
People hate that, and charities should be more than open about this so they don't come across as deceptive. Because when the Sun sets, despite a
sizeable % of money gone to the running of the charity, a huge amount still gets through. An amount that wouldn't be achievable without having paid
staff members, giant marketing budgets, high quality operations managers etc
Some individuals are on stupid wages though and really need to have a hard look at themselves. There's people making half a mil a year working for