I'm trying to decide if a charity I'm interested in gives enough of the funds raised to the cause. It states that from every $1 -
78c goes to the cause
14c to raising more funds
8c to admin etc
does this sound reasonable?
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22-01-2014 20:04 #1
Giving to charity...how do you decide who gets your $$$
22-01-2014 21:55 #2
To answer the title question - whichever charity is dear to my heart at the time. When my dad was diagnosed with cancer and then passed away, it was cancer based charities. After having my prem it was prem related charities.
22-01-2014 22:08 #3
I think that sounds ok to me.
I personally give in a very self serving way: The Mater Childrens hospital and Surf Lifesavers get my charity dollars.
I used to give to Amnesty international who I really believe in but I got put off by the calls asking me to give more and that my small monthly donation was not enough.
22-01-2014 22:25 #4
I think that's pretty good. Charities don't run themselves and the money doesn't come in without effort unfortunately.
Maybe think of it this way - if 17c goes towards raising another dollar, of which 78c goes to the cause, then your dollar has actually put $1.56 towards the cause
22-01-2014 22:26 #5
We give to three charities on a monthly basis and then just occasionally to others.
We give to
MSF - they do amazing work
Save The Children Fund
Mission Australia ( we wanted to help in our own backyard as well)
TBH though, I don't know how much of I goes where....
22-01-2014 23:01 #6Senior Member
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There is actually an organisation that rates the effectiveness of charities and how efficient they are at allocating their funds. Here it is: www.givewell.org
I put my charity money wherever it will go the furthest.
22-01-2014 23:31 #7
that isnt bad.
The issue is that like everything else - the devil is in the detail. 78c on 'project costs' (for whatever cause you are supporting) is a good ratio ... but lots of charities classify all kinds of stuff as 'project costs' which many others would consider admin, advertising or fund raising.
Its very hard sometimes to determine exactly what portion of your donation goes to the cause.
23-01-2014 14:43 #8
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