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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:04 AM
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Just got this in an email. Is this true?


The American Red Cross
President and CEO - Marsha J. Evans salary for the year 2010
was $651,957, plus all personal, medical, & pension expenses.
Less than 10 cents of your donated dollar actually goes to the cause.


The United Way
President - Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary,
along with numerous personal & family expense benefits.
Less than 12 cents of your donated dollar actually goes to the cause.


UNICEF
CEO - Caryl M. Stern receives $1.2 Million per year (100k per month)
plus all living & housing expenses, including a ROLLS ROYCE.
Less than 15 cents of your donated dollar actually goes to the cause.


The Salvation Army
Commissioner - Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing)
for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. 96 cents of all donated dollars go to the cause.
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:09 AM
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1. I think Charities Navigator is pretty good
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:10 AM
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2. Correct data from Charity Navigator
Edited on Thu Apr-21-11 10:11 AM by brooklynite
ARC: 91.8% goes to program, 4.4% goes to administration

United Way: 86% goes to program, 12.4% goes to administration

UNICEF: 91.8% goes to program, 2.5% goes to administration

Salvation Army: Doesn't provide data to evaluate

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.su...
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:41 AM
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14. The main issue is how much does the ceo make.
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:11 AM
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3. ever hear of snopes.com?
Amazingly, it's a place where you can look things up to see whether or not they're true!
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:27 AM
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10. looking up
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:58 AM
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18. Snopes.com is my go-to Web site
when I receive e-mails like that. It's amazing that everyone does not know about it.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:11 AM
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4. Mostly outdated and inaccurate.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:13 AM
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5. Nope. Bogus.
Snopes.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:14 AM
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6. I googled and found this
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:14 AM
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7. Do you think any one of those charities would
have been around as long as they have been if what you posted was true ?

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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:40 AM
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12. Yes.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:44 AM
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16. +1
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:14 AM
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8. You can look it up here.
http://www.charitynavigator.org /

The Salvation Army, being a religious organization, doesn't have to file a Form 990, so I don't know how you could verify the figures represented in this email.
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:16 AM
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9. I can't tell you about
most of them but for the United Way it works like this;
Each local United Way is autonomous and each one gives 1% of their operating budget to UW National. At a local level the ratio is more like 85 cents to programs, 15 cents to admin/overhead. I was a 'Campaign Executive' for two years with my local UW.
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:39 AM
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11. Obama only received $ 475, 000 and doled out billions to help
Edited on Thu Apr-21-11 10:48 AM by RegieRocker
those in need. Yep privatization is the way to go!
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:41 AM
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13. It's the reason I donate locally
(well, when I actually had money, that is).
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:42 AM
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15. don't believe chain emails.
Edited on Thu Apr-21-11 10:43 AM by Javaman
I delete all the "chain" emails without reading them.

Most of the time, they are nothing more than bullshit agenda ridden emails built around what appears to be a grain of truth.

Deleting them is your best course of action.

Also, take into account the agenda of the person or corporate entity that sent it.

most of them thread back to freedom works.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 10:45 AM
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17. Did a google and came up with some interesting things
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/12/charity-ceo-pa...



I know this is older but remember someone telling me about him
over $800,000 in compensation in 2004

http://www.ncrp.org/news-room/news-2005/402-goodwill-ch...
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