Is the Darien-based National Veterans Services Fund one of the worst charities in America? A new rating by the the well-respected group Charity Navigator suggests that by some measures, it could be a contender for that dubious distinction.
We’ve written about the National Veterans Services Fund before. The non-profit, [...]
Connecticut Public Television lost its lucrative deal last month to broadcast the UConn women’s basketball games, a gut-punch that left worried employees moping in the hallways, CEO Jerry Franklin told the Connecticut Post. It also has observers wondering about the finances of parent organization Connecticut Public Broadcasting, which operates CPTV along with WNPR, the state’s [...]
Goodwill Industries, a highly rated charity best known for the thousands of thrift shops run by its network of local affiliates, finds itself on the defensive after recent complaints that the group pays disabled workers as little as $1.44 an hour.
Goodwill Industries participates in a U.S. Department of Labor program that permits [...]
Connecticut’s entire Congressional delegation sent a letter this week to the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, urging the watchdog agency to investigate the Veterans Support Organization, a Rhode Island-based nonprofit that has raised millions of dollars, much of it via camouflage-clad solicitors who stand outside grocery stores and other shops.
The unusual letter [...]
In the century since, tens of millions of girls have passed through scouting programs, and billions of cookies have traded hands. More than 100 local chapters now serve 2.3 million girls, along [...]
The Courant’s William Weir reports that new subpoenas have been issued — and more are on the way — in the Department of Public Health’s investigation of a tuberculosis case at the Charter Oak Health Center. The department wants to know when officials first became aware that a frequent patient at the health [...]
Karen Handel, vice president of the breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure, resigned today, a casualty of the flap over the foundation’s short-lived decision to pull its funding of Planned Parenthood chapters, purportedly because the group was under Congressional investigation. Handel, who opposes legalized abortion, said the decision to cut [...]
At The Scoop, we’ll periodically run the numbers on a Connecticut non-profit (or another charity in the news), to help you understand how they spend your donations, whether there are any conflicts in their operation, and how they’re graded by various charity-rating agencies. We’ll start with Save the Children, a nationwide charity based in Westport. [...]
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