The following is a selection of articles and releases from Charity Intelligence:
We’ve all been here: You scour through your closet only to realize a large number of your clothes are either dated or don’t fit. Weeding through, you end up with a pile full of shirts, sweaters and lightly used jeans you’d rather not throw in the garbage. So, you decide to throw them in a bag and drop them off in a clothing donation bin, feeling good aboutyourself that you’ve donated them to charity. Shockingly, more often than not, rather than helping a charity and clothing the poor, your clothes have just helped fuel a business that is making someone rich.
Japan - Disaster Relief Giving Tips
A 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan north of Tokyo on March 11. This disaster was closely followed by an extremely destructive tsunami, destroying several coastal towns. The results have been devastating. Estimates report injuries and fatalities are in the thousands and the death toll is expected to rise. Charities are beginning to solicit and make appeals for donations in an emergency response to help provide relief to those in need.
On September 22, 2010 CBC featured a report on external fundraisers hired by charities. Charity Intelligence (Ci) was among several charities interviewed for this report.
On January 12th, 2010 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, just west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Over the past week, friends and family have asked which charities I would recommend supporting to help Haiti.