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April 29, 2012

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April 29, 2012

The thing that sold me on Water For People is they are in the business of making the communities where they work NEVER need another NGO ever again. That is real development, and that is why I support them.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 28, 2012

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April 28, 2012

I saw a negative comment on here of 1 star and I wanted to make a statement to clarify that they are actually a LEAN organization and nowhere near a 1-star status. My cousin works for Water For People and she talks so highly of the organization that when I was looking to donate to a worthwhile organization I started doing my research on them, and I can say it, they are a GREAT transparent and accountable organization. They have never gone over 19% of overhead (Management and fundraising expenses). In fact, in reviewing the 990 from 2009 (which the 1-star comment refers too) they actually only spent 17% on overhead expenses. Even more, Water For People’s comment states they actually had 150 employees in 2009, I would say that many employees getting paid out of $3million alongside other management and fundraising costs… and with the impact they had in 2009 and continue to have in the places where they work…. Um, I would say THAT IS A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION and a FIVE-STAR status.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 2, 2011
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October 2, 2011
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This organizations recent (2009) Form 990 indicates that about $3 million goes to salaries, for an organization with 5 employees, out of their $8 million revenue. Something doesn't make sense here. Simply the fact that about 38 cents of every $1 of revenue goes to salaries in the organization is concerning- why the high overhead? And for only 5 employees? Where is the $3 million in salary & compensation going? This organization needs a full and transparent audit before I even consider donating.

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Explain to the public why they consume $3 million for salaries out of $8 million in annual revenues.

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