BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 1 stars   4 reviews 994

Issues: Breast Cancer

Location: 443 E Westfield Ave Ste 1 Roselle Park NJ 07204 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Based on this "foundation's" 2013 financials, they spent less than $200,000 of their total $4.6 million raised on programs. More than $3.3 million of the $4.6 million they received in donations went to pay for fundraising costs. Look it up: search the term "990 search," you should be able to look at their IRS form 990 for free, and see for yourself. As a former employee of United Way, I'm totally ashamed of these kinds of organizations. A good nonprofit shouldn't report more than 15% of funds raised as fundraising costs. They should be giving 85% of funds raised toward program expenses. To put it as plainly as possible, if you want 75 cents of every dollar you donate to go toward paying the salaries of the telemarketers who call you, by all means donate to this organization. As for me, I pledged to give $25 for breast cancer awareness, so I'm going to donate that money to either the American Cancer Society or the Susan G Komen foundation, once I check both of their 990 forms. I don't want to give almost $19 of my hard-earned $25 to a fundraising company.

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2 people found this review helpful

I don't usually answer calls like this, but This time I did. I finally said a firm maybe for a small contribution. When the mailing came, I tried to find out about the organization's rating, but could not find it even listed in most web sites. Appreciated finding this one. Their literature tells nothing about what they actually do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Close it down. They provide no services.

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None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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12 people found this review helpful

I MADE THE MISTAKE OF DONATING ONCE BUT GOT SUSPICIOUS WHEN THEY CALLED BACK ASKING ME WHERE THE MONEY TO FULFILL MY PLEDGE WAS. SO I INVESTIGATED AND FOUND OUT THIS WAS A SCAM RUN BY A DOCTOR WHO MOVED TO FLORIDA THE YEAR AFTER HE STARTED THIS SO CALLED FOUNDATION. TURNS OUT THAT IN THREE YEARS DR YULIUS POPLYANSKY HAS DONATED ONLY 25K FOR MAMMOGRAMS BUT SPENT OVER 6 MILLION DOLLARS ON FUNDRAISING EXPENSES (SUCH AS HIS MOVE TO FLORIDA).

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

CLOSE IT DOWN. IT IS A SCAM SOLELY INTENDED TO LINE THE POCKETS OF DR POPLYANSKY AND HIS FRIENDS.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

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How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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6 people found this review helpful

Got a letter addressed to my dead mother thanking her for her recent telephone pledge towards this "charity" Still shaking my head trying to figure out how they talked to her! I'd give anything for one moment of conversation with her. The letter greatly upset my Dad who stills mourns his beloved wife. I'd mark this organization under SCAM!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be TRUTHFUL

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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