Area nonprofits spend more on overhead, less on mission

There are 7 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from Feb 10, 2007, titled Area nonprofits spend more on overhead, less on mission. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

Pittsburgh-area charities aren't spending your money as wisely as they were a few years ago, with proportionately more dollars going to administrative, overhead and fund-raising costs and less to core ...

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Bob

Saint Clairsville, OH

#1 Feb 11, 2007
A painful lesson learned, back in the late 70s I was asked to collect for united way at the business where I worked and I accepted the task. Myself and my staff did a good job and were proud of ourselves for the amount we collected. Several months after we turned in our collection we saw a newspaper article talking about the CEO of united way flying himself and 30 family and friends to europe on the SST and paying for it with united way funds. I have not given to a charity since and never will again!
white lightning

Mckeesport, PA

#2 Oct 6, 2007
The united way is a farce, it has so much money going to groups that really don't do much to help people, just politiclly involved. Support the
Salvation Army instead, they do help out.
Carl Calls Don

Stafford, VA

#3 Oct 11, 2013
Love , love me do, you know I love you
The Jolly Roger

Mckeesport, PA

#4 Oct 11, 2013
Now you know the reason the Brewster $80,000+ dollars never made it to the public. I suspect the selected charities are just as shady by paying only themselves.
The Jolly Roger

Mckeesport, PA

#5 Oct 11, 2013
Of course, the McKeesport illegal gambling ring including a current council member aren't any better. The gamblers in McKeesport were indicted.
Delorus

Mckeesport, PA

#6 Oct 15, 2013
Look at that MCkeesport housing corporation,All friends of the mayor and big supporters. All have great jobs but spend all day smoking outside buildng. Where are the loans?
Like Butter

Tempe, AZ

#7 Oct 16, 2013
Really? Lol

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