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Review for Fisher House Foundation, Inc., Rockville, MD, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

This charity's numbers look great until you look at the salary of its leader. Four hundred thousand a year for running a charity is almost oxymoronic. I'll find one whose leadership isn't so highly paid.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Role:  General Member of the Public

Review for Breast Cancer Prevention Fund, Snohomish, WA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

As long as there are charities there will be James Patons. How very clever: Find a cause everyone supports, set up a 501c(3) shell and begin raising money with your own fundraising operation. Spend just enough of the funds on the charity's purpose to satisfy the IRS, and pocket the rest, less legitimate expenses. And those suckers who succumb to the verbally skillful, paid by commission callers will be giving less than $1.50 out of every $10 to the cause. Shameful and despicable. There are thousands of legitimate charities that spend far less than 5% of the funds raised on administrative overhead, so why on earth would anyone give to this near-scam?? I imagine that most of the positive entries on this site are either outright lies or paid for; anyone can post anything with no verification. I'd rate it about a quarter of a star.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting calls and letters from them, even though I'm on the do-not-call list.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Use a fundraising arm not owned by the head of the charity, and reverse the expenditures of donated funds, using 85% to pay for mammograms rather than about 15%. Shutting it down would be even better; plenty of charities do what this one purports to do.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

nothing at all

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

commissioned fundraisers

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make Paton even wealthier

Ways to make it better...

they were less insistent on the phone, and didn't call people on the do-not-call list

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

sites like this one that expose their shoddy ways

One thing I'd also say is that...

this is a shameful, despicable way of taking advantage of giving people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  General Member of the Public & checked this marginally legal operation out before donating.