One of their "projects" is the "National Breast Cancer Research Center". They send out several solicitations per month to my elderly mother. If you read the Solicitation for Charitable Purposes Card, you will find the following:
"Contributions made to National Breast Cancer Research Center, a project of Walker Cancer Research Institute (WCRI) are used for fundraising expenses, administrative costs, public education and program services. In the last fiscal year, Walker Cancer Research Institute raised a total of $12,697,567. Its expense distribution was 51.7% to fundraising, 1.1% to administration, 4.2% to research program services, and 43% to public education in conjunction with fundraising appeals."
In other words...they do nothing other than fundraising. 4.2% goes to researching programs services, but the only program services they offer is public education - which is only offered in conjunction with their fundraising appeals.
I've received over a hundred solicitations from this agency, and not once have I received anything close to resembling good health education. I've tried to call them and can never get anything other than a generic voicemail.
They are very difficult to contact. It is "non-profit" organizations like this that give those of us who legitimately work in the non profit arena a bad name.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
From what I can see, they don't do anything other than raise money. Their business is about fundraising; they don't seem to produce any results or do anything with their funds.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make them legitimately support research fighting cancer and legitimately provide resources and education about it (not related to flimsy information contained in a fundraising appeal.)
Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?
How much of an impact do you think this organization has?
How did you learn about this organization?
From the hundred solicitations I've received addressed to my mom after she passed away.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?