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The BREAST CANCER SOCIETY INC
February 19, 2012

I got another call from this organization so I looked at the IRS Form 990. Of the money raised $876,825 was spent in 2010 in the US. $31,457,842 was spent outside the US. Yet their printed information never mentions anything but the US. They spend $14 million! for fundraising. I can think of several US organizations to donate to when I want my money spent in the US. When I choose to spend outside the US, there are also very highly rated agencies that are clear about what they do and where. UNICEF and Doctors without Borders are good examples.

Ways to make it better...

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

be honest about what the donations actually pay for. Certainly not what I was told on the phone or the printed brochure. Always ask that a report be mailed to you. Always pay by check. Gives you time to check out the charity and to rethink funding priorities.

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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?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

They claimed to provide some financial support and items that cancer patients need. Nothing was said about any place but the US -- makes me wonder what are they hiding from donors like me?

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I did not. I made a donation last year and asked for written promotional material. I was very disappointed.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Do not send them your money. It's got the trappings of a scam.

MY ROLE:
Donor

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