There are several things we can learn from past natural disasters and the way that donations were handled:
Guest blogger – Karine Aviv
Ever since I started working in this sector, I’ve been hearing a lot about fraud. This is a great concern, because as someone who donates money to charities, I want to know that it is being put to good use, and not going into someone’s personal pocket. So, what is really going on?
Charity scams are alive and well in Canada. In 2003 the Chronicle of Philanthropy released a report that in North America over $1.28B is lossed due to fraud (and that is only the fraud that is caught!). This hit home this week when Ashley Kirilow was denied bail for her part in a cancery charity scam. Read more »