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Review for St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

I keep checking on the validity of this organization and know that they are a 501c3

.....but since they're 'religious' they don't have to report their administrative costs. WHY should they be exempt????????

It just sounds suspicious. They are completely outside of some of the best practices for 'savvy donors':

According to 'The Non-Profit Times', "The average American believes that a charity should spend no more than 23 percent on overhead but that charities actually spend 36.9 cents on the dollar."

If they don't report anything, how do we know how they use the donations???

I want to check out any charities, before I blindly donate to them. (e.g. Better Business Bureau?)

It is VITAL to support our Native American population. I just want my donations to go where they are most effective......

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

Report how your donations are spent and what the administrative costs are, so we can be sure the there are not any 'fat cats' at the top of your organization who are the main beneficiaries of my donation.

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Review for St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I did some research and found that South Dakota has 7 of the 10 poorest counties in the US! ( ) Note: Since they're a religious organization (St Joseph's) they're not evaluated by 'Charity Navigator' ( ) I carefully select what organizations I donate to and feel that this one deserves my contribution.

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