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Resource ID: #26217
Subject: Charities
Source: Center for Investigative Reporting
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Date: June 6 - Dec. 31, 2013

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Every year, the worst charities in America rely on telemarketers to collect millions of dollars - purportedly to fund medical research, house homeless veterans or grant a child's dying wish. These charities pay their hired-gun solicitors as much as 95 cents of every dollar donated. Most of the rest goes to pay the charity's executives, often in the form of six-figure salaries or consulting fees. This is the truth behind the phone calls. People in need get a pittance of what's raised.

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