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Charity on Trial: What You Need to Know Before You Contribute Hardcover – October 25, 2006

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"Whether you are a donor, volunteer, or a nonprofit employee, Charity On Trial will illuminate and educate you. If you comparison shop the next refrigerator you buy, shouldn't you learn all you can about the nonprofit organizations you work with and support? Start with this book. -- About.com By Joanne Fritz
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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Barricade Books (October 25, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569803013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569803011
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.6 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #967,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As an Executive Director of a large inner city Social Service Agency this is a great book. Most of us all agree you have to have a vision where you want to be, and how you want to get there. Mr. White clearly has a vision that all charities should strive for the highest ETHICAL and not just legal standards. His book has a lot to offer in helping us keep our minds on that job, while we also try to keep our eyes on the prize. Donor Accountability is not to be taken lightly and this book is right on target for today's post Enron Era. Every CEO, CFO and ED's should read this book.

It should be required reading in any MBA field and certainly for anyone involved in the Fundraising Profession. Stephen Providence RI
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As a baby boomer who writes lots of checks to charities, I found this book to be enlightening and enormously helpful. The author clearly has the information donors need to ensure that the money they give is used for the purposes they intend. Although he pulls no punches, Mr. White's heart is firmly in the world of charities. He wants to weed out the bad ones so the good ones succeed.
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As a donor to a number of charities, I found this book to be enlightening. After reading it, I understood better how to look at charities with a more critical eye. In so doing, I can make certain my money is best spent. This book is a must for anyone interested in being a more focused donor.
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In December 2008 I was enrolled in an Ethics of Nonprofits class which had the good fortune to have the author as a guest speaker. I hadn't yet read the book, but became interested after the author led a lively discussion of several of the case studies. I've since finished the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. With the recent headlines I was struck by the timeliness of the examples, in particular the similarities between New Era and Bernard Madoff and the faculty uprisings at Adelphi and the New School.

The author's passion for the nonprofit sector is clear and compelling. You'll find yourself sharing his belief that charities, government and donors should be working together to achieve better transparency and accountability.
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