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  •  What's the real story on United Way? (2+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis, Missys Brother

    I've heard that they have astronomical administrative costs but their Web site says 12%.

    We are under enormous pressure here at work to donate to them.  I am skeptical and reluctant to donate because the corporation I work for is less than honest.

    •  Don't know about all of them (1+ / 0-)
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      FindingMyVoice

      Each is a local effort, so results may vary. However, the one in our area is indeed in that range for admin costs. Don't know where you are getting the information that they are "astronomical". Our local one uses oodles of volunteers - businesses "donate" employees to work for them during the campaign, so staff costs are pretty low.

      "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

      by Catte Nappe on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 11:15:54 AM PST

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    •  Last I worked with them United Way (3+ / 0-)

      was pretty great - past the scandal of the early 90's - they do a lot of good work around the country.

      You can find out what they do in your area by doing a search, I think.

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