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April 23, 2013

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April 23, 2013

I work for the company that does SOME of their fundraising, they get between 10-12% of total GROSS raised. Its not 1%, and honestly that turns out to be a lot of money in the grand scheme of things. also providing work for us in economically distressed areas is a great thing,

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

April 2, 2013

After reviewing the financials of this charity on CN, I will not continue to donate. This is so disappointing to find out that I have clearly been supporting the principals of the charity - not the people described in their mission. Thanks CN for bringing this to my attention!

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Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

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

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

December 26, 2012

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Review from Guidestar
December 26, 2012

This company in Ga is a scam. They only donate 1% of their profits. The Attorney Generals of all states should and will be notified. They pray on elderly people who think they are donating to their local firefighters. Someone needs to stop their scams!!!

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Was your donation impactful?

No

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

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

January 28, 2012
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Review from CharityNavigator
January 28, 2012
3 people found this review helpful

They keep calling me, but don't listen when I tell them to stop.

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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

September 8, 2011

These people have an address on Shallowford Rd. in Atlanta, GA. They do telephone solicitation and you can see they are paid very handsomely for the little they do.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

no way.

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

Change the method of raising funds.

June 29, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

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Review from CharityNavigator
June 29, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

Be aware that the paperwork they send out lists Topeka, KS as their address and FCF as their acronym which can be confusing based on the information from Charity Navigator. I had to do more research on the internet to determine that it was the same organization. Read the fine print on the back of the donor form and it will mention the NY address.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I haven't.

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

spend a lot less on fundraising and more on actually helping people.

May 6, 2011
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Review from CharityNavigator
May 6, 2011
3 people found this review helpful

How Much Good Does A $20 Donation Do?

$20 * 41% * 10% = $0.82

41% of the contributions raised by Associated Community Services, a Commercial Fundraiser, were returned to or retained by the charity client(s).

http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search_detail_cfr.aspx?cfr_id=364

10% of the Charity , FireFighters Charitable Foundation, Inc., total expenses were devoted to program services.
http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search_detail.aspx?charity_id=8020

This charity also uses the fallowing Commercial Fundraisers:
20% Community Services of Washington, Inc.
11% Courtesy Call, Inc.
41% Associated Community Services
16% Non-Profit Services, Inc.
20% Midwest Publishing-DN, Inc.
% Newport Creative Communications, Inc.

According to the financial information, % of the contributions raised by these organization(s) were returned to or retained by the charity client(s).

Information Gathered from The Secretary of State of Washington State's website:

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have no Idea what this Charity does. It may or may not actually do anything to help anyone at any point in time.

Ways to make it better...

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

Change Commercial Fundraisers, and spend more % donations on program expenses.

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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

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