Checking Where & How Your Charitable Donation Is Spent

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Statistics show that Americans are more likely to donate to a good cause during the holidays, and charities depend on that generosity. But when donating to non-profit organizations there is a big difference as to where your money goes and how it is spent.

CBS 11 News spent weeks researching the issue and discovered in many cases some “causes” may only be receiving pennies on the dollar.

Stockings are hung, trees are decorated, bells are ringing, and the holidays may have you in the giving mood.

“There are a lot of great charities out there, but there are also some scoundrels and thieves,” explained Ken Berger, the CEO and president of Charity Navigator. Berger heads the national watchdog group that tracks and rates non-profit organizations.

During a satellite interview Berger was asked why non-profit watchdogs groups are needed…

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