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Review for Earthjustice, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

Compensation of Leaders (FYE 06/2011)
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$322,092 1.09% Donnell Van Noppen President

Regardless of their 4-Star ratings, I'm having trouble getting motivated to send donations to charities whose presidents are getting salaries over $100k.

Role:  General Member of the Public

Review for WaterAid, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

I appreciate being able to use paypal to make donations. has a link named "WaterAid on eBay," which has a link to send a donation by paypal. Today, the URL for the eBay link is Then you have to click on the "Donate Now" tab. missionfish is eBay's charity effort; in fact, at the bottom of the missionfish webpage is an "About eBay" link. Charity Navigator shows that WaterAid is spending more money on program expenses than they're taking in, if I'm reading the graphs correctly, so they only rate 2 out of 4 stars. The logic is sometimes difficult to grasp, but it didn't seem like a reason not to give. I also hope the WaterAid executives can find a way to reduce their personal expenses so they won't have to pay themselves so much. I also hope Charity Navigator will update the "Your Review" field so that we can make separate paragraphs when we write our reviews. Thanks -neil-

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

Ringo Starr and Timberland (a green-minded shoe company) provided some fundraising in 2011.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

"Clean Water" is a euphemism for water that was not contaminated with human feces. The answer to the problem is moving from poo-pooing in the bush to having toilets available. Otherwise, it's a three-day long death. This is a problem with a light at the end of the tunnel, if they can get some support.

Role:  Donor