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tim scherer

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Review for Wounded Warrior Project, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

how can a charity that only spends 55 per cent on client get three stars??!!

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

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for National Audubon Society, Inc., New York, NY, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

half a million given to "past" CEO's??!! Is this an effective use of donor money? I have been donating to them for years but no more.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

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

Unlikely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Wounded Warrior Project, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

55 per cent to the troops!!!! over 30 per cent on fundraising??? I guess those TV ads are expensive. Give to your local DAV or other local vets group.

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?

2012

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Paralyzed Veterans of America, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

ripping off people while pretending to help vets! pretty bad. High salaries little over half of the money going to programs. nasty people with no morales.

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

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Wounded Warrior Project, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

$400,000 to 2 officers! only 65% of the money taken in goes to the vets! Give to the DAV of perhaps a local group. Their expensive TV ads cost a lot and its not going to the wounded vets!!

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?

2012

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

exec comp is very high...admin expenses very high...no money from me

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

havent

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

reduce your admin and exec comp

Role:  General Member of the Public & no contact.
 

Review for Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito, CA, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

5% executive comp is high fund raising is way too high. I'm glad that their rating is going up. when they reach 4 stars I will donate

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

none

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

reduce comp to the big dogs and reduce fundraising expenses

Role:  Donor & paramedic.
 

Review for Partnership With Native Americans, Addison, TX, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I havent visited this site in awhile and I can see that the folks who give you the souix nation relief fund, southwest indian relief council, american indian relief council,american indian education foundation, southwest indian childrens fund, native american AID, council of indian nations, southwest indian foundation, and my favorite, rescue operation for animals of the reservation, are still busy conning folks out of their money. As I read the latest batch of glowing comments I almost became ill. Look at ther history, look at all the money spend on mail outs, look at all the friend and relatives collecting nice paychecks all in the name of helping the poor native americans. There are many worthwhile charities who are really trying to help the indians. This is not one of them. If you cant donate locally, do some research and find a legitimate indian assistance program.

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

no

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

investigate and imprison

Role:  General Member of the Public & I've been swamped by five to ten requests for money every week.
PWNA (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

I am posting this comment in behalf of National Relief Charities. We respect each person's right to support the charities of their choosing, but we also feel it is important to share some current and accurate information about NRC. Over 70% of NRC donations goes toward programs, which exceeds the BBB standards for charity accountability. Only 2% of our income goes toward administration, including 5 offices and over 300 salaries. Our cost of fundraising ranges from 24 to 27%, the majority of which is for postage. You may view our 2010 Annual Report and our Effectiveness Report under our profile here on the Great Nonprofits site or in our press room at http://www.nrcprograms.org/site/PageServer?pagename=press_facts. We recognize that donors have a right to expect a good return on their investment, i.e., meaningful change in communities or people’s lives. You feel that we are not doing this - our Program Partners think otherwise. In last year's annual survey, they said: * NRC has helped Program Partners to a great extent be more effective with their program goals: 86% * NRC has helped Program Partners to a great extent in providing a higher quality of service: 84% * NRC has saved Program Partners to a great extent in funding that they can use in other areas of their program: 81% * Program Partners are more than satisfied with the support they get from NRC to achieve a positive working relationship: 86% It is also important that for the past 2 years Charity Navigator has been in the process of changing their rating system because it doesn't provide enough information for donors who are relying on it to make giving choices. In fact, the CEOs of Charity Navigator and Guidestar agree that financial ratings are not the most important thing about a charity - effectiveness is most important. An article stating their opinions is online at http://www.charityevaluator.com/pdf/Worst_Way_to_Pick_A_Charity_Dec_1_2009.pdf. It seems that you may wish to be removed from our fundraising list. If so, please send an email to PR@nrc1.org. For more general information, visit www.nrcprograms.org.

PWNA (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

I am posting this comment in behalf of National Relief Charities. We respect each person's right to support the charities of their choosing, but we also feel it is important to share some current and accurate information about NRC. Over 70% of NRC donations goes toward programs, which exceeds the BBB standards for charity accountability. Only 2% of our income goes toward administration, including 5 offices and over 300 salaries. Our cost of fundraising ranges from 24 to 27%, the majority of which is for postage. You may view our 2010 Annual Report and our Effectiveness Report under our profile here on the Great Nonprofits site or in our press room at http://www.nrcprograms.org/site/PageServer?pagename=press_facts. We recognize that donors have a right to expect a good return on their investment, i.e., meaningful change in communities or people’s lives. You feel that we are not doing this - our Program Partners think otherwise. In last year's annual survey, they said: * NRC has helped Program Partners to a great extent be more effective with their program goals: 86% * NRC has helped Program Partners to a great extent in providing a higher quality of service: 84% * NRC has saved Program Partners to a great extent in funding that they can use in other areas of their program: 81% * Program Partners are more than satisfied with the support they get from NRC to achieve a positive working relationship: 86%. It is also important that for the past 2 years Charity Navigator has been in the process of changing their rating system because it doesn't provide enough information for donors who are relying on it to make giving choices. In fact, the CEOs of Charity Navigator and Guidestar agree that financial ratings are not the most important thing about a charity - effectiveness is most important. An article stating their opinions is online at http://www.charityevaluator.com/pdf/Worst_Way_to_Pick_A_Charity_Dec_1_2009.pdf. It seems that you may wish to be removed from our fundraising list. If so, please send an email to PR@nrc1.org. For more general information, visit www.nrcprograms.org.