Accountability catches up with cancer charity

Posted in triplicate ( a Trilogy) around these #ALTACITIES is the following #SocialCurrentSee archive that is a fitting precursor to the allied post on our NEXTDOOR Trilogy message board:

Justification to consider a service like NOMOROBO® is found in the following LINK▶ ▶ an account of a national cancer charity that has raised millions via telemarketing robo calls while allegedly spending annually about 2% of income on actual charitable support of cancer patients and causes.  When and if you get such a call, do you generally ask the caller (usually a paid solicitor) what is the percentage of fund-raising and administrative costs for their organization?  Block such calls with NOMOROBO ® ▶ ▶ to save your time and money.
By the way, in the professional world of USA philanthropy, the benchmark standard is for administrative and fund-raising costs for charitable fundraising should be under 15% of total dollars raised with 5% being a hallmark of the most successful charities.
As a follow-up to the CNN report by Anderson Cooper (video clip above), numerous sources report the president of two Tennessee-based cancer charities accused of a charitable fraud scheme (spending donations on six-figure salaries and luxury vacations) has agreed to relinquish control of the businesses. In one of the largest cases of its kind, the Federal Trade Commission last year accused James T. Reynolds Sr. and others of engaging in a “massive, nationwide fraud” involving “sham charities.” Court documents filed this month say Reynolds agreed to temporarily hand over control of Knoxville-based Cancer Fund of America and Cancer Support Services to a receiver while a settlement is pending.

My interest in this #SocialCurrentSee archive on topic is prompted for two reasons:  I am a cancer survivor since April 2006 and my career (now retired) was in hospital philanthropy for almost 40 years.


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