1) Charity Navigator site for SGK
Without registering for an account you can at least see the current year's analysis. They receive a 4-star rating. The highest CN assigns. I signed up for a free account with CN and that 4-star rating goes back as far as I am able to see with their site which is to 2007. If you're considering donating to another charity, look them up first.
A noteworthy snippet follows:
"Other charities say they must aggressively pursue look-alikes because brand confusion costs them sizable donations. A pair of charities dedicated to helping injured veterans has been locked in a three-year court battle over $2.2 million in donations to the website woundedwarriors.org.
Wounded Warriors Inc., an Omaha charity, owned the site. But the Wounded Warrior Project of Jacksonville, Fla., a larger group, contends that scores of its supporters donated money to the site thinking it was going to the Florida charity. In court filings, the Wounded Warrior Project says celebrity endorsements for its group created publicity that prompted donors to mistakenly contribute to the other charity's website."
If you subscribe to that school of thought, is Komen really wasting that money? I ask for the sake of debate.
Post your comments. You don't have to agree, but don't jump to conclusion before you have all the facts.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've met people that have been provided mammograms at the expense of the Susan G. Komen organization. That mammogram found breast cancer, and had it not been for the money we raise, they would likely be on their death bed.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Increase the awareness that men can get breast cancer too. While the chances are much less, not many men realize they are at risk too.