My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc., Montgomery, AL, USA
Love this non profit. They stand up for the poor in our society who would otherwise not have an advocate on their side. Fighting poverty capitalism, racial injustice, hate groups and the many ways the immoral and unjust far right has perverted our way of governance for the benefit of corporations is just part of the reason I support this non profit . Keep up the good work!
Review for Charleston Waterkeeper, Charleston, SC, USA
As one of the original supporters of Charleston Waterkeeper who attended the meetings that led to their eventual affiliation with the Waterkeeper Alliance I have followed the organizations progress closely. Although promising at first after several years of projects not followed up on, projects that never came to fruition or results of "testing" that are not published the lack of progress has been discouraging. The Charleston Waterkeeper has been prodigious at fund raising though, Just not with results that effect water quality.
After investigating further it was with dismay that I discovered they have had their IRS 501c3 status revoked for non filing...ever! Though the founded date on Guidstar says 2011 the Charleston Waterkeeper was formed in 2008 with zero filings. Repeated requests for financial transparency and disclosure to supporters and donors have gone unanswered though fundraising has continued.
The BOD is packed with real estate and business interests despite the fact that at least one scientist, that I personally know of, with a long distinguished career dedicated to local and statewide water quality testing was asked by Charleston Waterkeeper and volunteered to serve on the BOD yet was never seated.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The current BOD should resign. It was ultimately their responsibility to see the financials were done correctly and the the organization is run transparently. An independent audit of past finances is in order. Potential donors to this organization should beware.
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