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September 7, 2013
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September 7, 2013
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Annual IRS 990 report for tax year 2011:

2.6% for grants
6.4% for salaries
83.6% FOR FUND RAISING!!!
I think I'll pass!

Ways to make it better...

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

Get rid of the "professional" fund raisers!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 29, 2013
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June 29, 2013
5 people found this review helpful

The consulting company behind this and other charities is Dragon Group II: http://www.dragongrp.com/fund_raiser_info.html. They connect professional fundraisers with their client organizations, like Firefighters Burn Fund (like a broker). That's how they make their money, and they don't seem too particular about the quality of the fundraising or character of the fundraisers. It's an outfit that has had its various enterprises banned in some states. These Dragon Group-arranged alliances have been known to raise scads of money and pay out as little as possible to the target recipients. There are many wonderful, honest charities out there doing much needed work. Support those charities. You're generosity will not be wasted.

Ways to make it better...

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

There is no way to fix a broken moral compass.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

December 4, 2012
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December 4, 2012
5 people found this review helpful

I'm so glad I read this review. My husband & I were skeptical when we got a telemarketing call from this organization. I will NOT donate & I will tell all my friends & family NOT to donate either. It's a shame because my mother-in-law was killed in a fire and my first reaction was to donate to this organization. It gives reputatable charities a black eye!!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

January 18, 2012
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Review from Guidestar
January 18, 2012
17 people found this review helpful

http://www.fireburnfund.org/ If you receive a call from this organization, do not contribute. It is a 501 c (3) and it is a scam, which took in $621000 in 2010 and spent $592000 on fundraising expenses through 6 telemarketing firms in Georgia. So ask questions when you receive a call for contributions from anyone.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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