December 10, 2012
I received a $2.50 check in a solicitation mailing. Having lost a close relative to cancer, I intended to donate to what appeared to be a worthy cause. When I visited this website (greatnonprofits.org) and discovered that nearly all of the donations go to fundraising and not actual cancer research, I decided not to donate. In my opinion there are much better cancer related charities that actually use donors money for the intended purpose. My hunch is that most of the money allocated to "fundraising" by the Walker Research Institute actually ends up in someone's pocket. I also think that charities like this one need much tighter government regulation. BTW.....I wouldn't trust them with my banking information by cashing their check, nor would I waste my money on a postage stamp to send their check back. Their solicitation went right where I think it belongs.....the round file.
Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?
How much of an impact do you think this organization has?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:General Member of the Public