My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for AmeriCares Foundation, Inc., Stamford, CT, USA
Hmmmm.... Maybe I am blind (my wife says so) but I cannot see how the COMMENTS feature works on these reviews. I see either a link that tells me to login (I have) or I see no useful link at all. So I will pretend to write a "review" as a "donor" in order to comment on previous reviews. (As of now, I am still investigating and have not yet contributed to AmeriCares.)
Those that have scored this org low because of incessant (harassing) solicitations despite contacting the org to be removed from mailings should contact the BBB Wise Giving program. The only way that BBB works is when people use it. Get your negative experience in a public place, and it will help. Also BBB should be able to get you off of their list.
As for the credibility of their 1% fundraising, I notice in their financials that they got over $626,000,000 of donated medical & disaster supplies in their 2010-11 fiscal year. (This is more than 16x the $37,800,000 that they got in cash donations.) With that big of a denominator, they can spend millions on fundraising and stay around that 1% mark.
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