With Tropical Storm Sandy tearing up the eastern seaboard, many of us will get phone solicitation to donate money to relief efforts.
I just received a phone call from the Cancer Fund of America. Not to be confused with the American Cancer Society.
I asked what percentage of my donation would go to administration costs.
I was told ..... with my first donation ... 5 cents of every dollar goes to individual cancer needs. Which means 95% goes to administration costs.
If I would continue to pledge and donate .... those administration costs would go down to 80%.
Be smart with your giving ....ask the questions. Google the organization. There are going to be a lot of people that will need your help. Let's make sure it gets to them.
As we said in the '60s ......... Question Authority.