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So I'm Giving Money To Charity..

Jammy1812 Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
So I'm gonna start giving money to charity as I feel I can spare it, I already give £3 a month to WWF (I adopted a Polar Bear for my girlfriend), and was thinking to donate at least a total of £10 a month, so maybe a £3, £3, £4 split, but haven't been able to make up my mind as to who I should donate to. I'm considering Cancer Research UK and Great Ormond Street Hospital, but wondered what other causes are really worth giving to and would benefit from my donations.
Does anyone else here donate to charity, if so, who to?
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Nope, I dont.

Charity starts at home.
suspended#2
G.o.s.h
#3
numptyj
Nope, I dont.

Charity starts at home.


^^^THIS:thumbsup:
1 Like #4
http://society.guardian.co.uk/salarysurvey/table/0,12406,1042677,00.html

See how much the CEO of the chosen charities takes for his wages each year.
#5
Whatever you give - its worth putting it through gift aid - your £10 becomes £12.50 (as long as you pay tax)
banned#6
If I could afford it I would give to:-

http://england.shelter.org.uk/donate

Nothing worse than being homeless.
#7
Whatever you do - and ignore the charity fascists - make sure you give using Gift Aid, so that the charities can get tax relief, which means you give the same amount but they ending up getting more than you give.
#8
peodude
http://society.guardian.co.uk/salarysurvey/table/0,12406,1042677,00.html

See how much the CEO of the chosen charities takes for his wages each year.


Yeah, I was worried about how much of my money would actually go to the charity, I heard something 60% goes into 'administration costs' =\
#9
Give to charities most close to you. Charities that help with something you, your family, your friends have been affected by, or an area to do with your work or interests if applicable (eg - I would feel a greater need giving to charities helping with food and nutrition, be it globally or on a local level, as that is what I am involved in on a day to day basis, and know the different ways people are deprived due to poor nutrition and lack of access to food all around the world)
#10
I wish I had your problems. I've left mine to Amnesty International - cops around the planet are being very, very naughty little uneducated neds.
#11
peodude
http://society.guardian.co.uk/salarysurvey/table/0,12406,1042677,00.html

See how much the CEO of the chosen charities takes for his wages each year.


Good god, some of them are shocking! I know people cant always work for free, but some of them are taking the p
#12
peodude
http://society.guardian.co.uk/salarysurvey/table/0,12406,1042677,00.html

See how much the CEO of the chosen charities takes for his wages each year.


Great link, can't believe how much some of these people get paid. It's disgusting, I'd be embarrassed to work for a charity and take home that amount of money.

Wonder if the people who give money to Cancer Research realise the CEO gets 140k. :?
#13
charities are still businesses unfortunately things in the real world cost money to run :thumbsup:
#14
Royal Opera House Covent Garden *25 Tony Hall 205,000 165,000

Wtf? 205k? I don't care what anyone says, no CEO of a charity should be on that amount of money, it's obscene. And a 40k rise from last year?????
#15
I wouldnt give a penny when the charities give out salaries to their workers.
#16
Hi I give to vairous local charitys usualy via there auctions or local lottery things works well as if you win its nice and you can give the money back , i have some times also brounght items that
are needed and given them driect that way you know there is no admin taken out.
This year I am doing a sponsered cycle ride in Cuba for needy children , only 60 % will go direct but i wil take simple items over to help (pens, paper, blank cds and other school materials that are needed due to the trade imbargo)
You must do what you feel comfortable with.soory for any spelling mistakes been a long day was up a 4.30 am
#17
i sponsor a child to attend school in Ghana (all of £7.50 pm and no hassles to give more), they are always looking for more sponsors and i personally feel this is very worthwhile, but i appreciate some prefer to sponsor at home.
#18
£2 a month to cancer research, £2 a month to NSPCC and £2 a month to RSPCA and regular donations to IHRF
#19
pinkleponkle
I wouldnt give a penny when the charities give out salaries to their workers.


Why? :?
#20
Please sponsor a guide dog for the blind. You get to name it and get updates on it's progress. See my pic of Morris....my last one, and now have Nevis, a fab 16 week old puppy.
banned#21
whatsThePoint
Aren't they the ones who put you up :whistling:


Not sure.

I think they help you if you are homeless.

I will never be homeless again, I have a flat to clean and stay at in the IOM if things get bad :p
#22
A charity close to home for my family is ASBAH, they were wonderful with my parents giving information and support and I think that with the smaller charities the money goes further - no money wasted on TV adverts and spam mailings in the post.
I think what you are doing is lovely, and that whatever has touched your family will affect who you donate to - for me it's ASBAH and Diabetes uk, for others it's Shelter or sponsoring a child in Africa. Use your personal experiences to work out what you want and feel proud that you are helping others.
#23
ChipSticks
Royal Opera House Covent Garden *25 Tony Hall 205,000 165,000

Wtf? 205k? I don't care what anyone says, no CEO of a charity should be on that amount of money, it's obscene. And a 40k rise from last year?????


Firstly, it's a 65 million pound a year business, you don't get the average person in the street to run the organisation, you need a qualified professional with lots of experience. That's not cheap.

Secondly, did you read the comment regarding why it is not a £40k pay rise?
banned#24
whatsThePoint
so you agreed to those special extras that were mentioned after all :-D


I'll do what I have to do.

To keep a roof over my head :p
#25
sickly sweet
A charity close to home for my family is ASBAH, they were wonderful with my parents giving information and support and I think that with the smaller charities the money goes further - no money wasted on TV adverts and spam mailings in the post.
I think what you are doing is lovely, and that whatever has touched your family will affect who you donate to - for me it's ASBAH and Diabetes uk, for others it's Shelter or sponsoring a child in Africa. Use your personal experiences to work out what you want and feel proud that you are helping others.


I agree ASBAH are great they have helped me lots:thumbsup:
#26
how about your local air ambulance and hope you and your family never meet them :thumbsup:
#27
Hate the charity starts at home bullsh!t. Im 30k in debt from uni, struggling to find a job and i've still managed to give 2 pounds a month to wateraid for the last 5 years.

Just ridiculously selfish when people post that, unless they are a family living in a cardboard box struggling to feed their family every day.
#28
My advice - for what it is worth - is to follow your conscience. If you are making a longterm commitment to donor funding then you are making a generous and substantial gift which should benefit the people the charity is intended to help. I can tell you for a fact that the NSPCC spend 70% of their annual income on salary's and 15% of their annual income on advertising. This fact appears nowhere in their publications and is kept very secret from their generous supporters and volunteers. The information only emerged in Q&A at Court and we had not discovered this when we initially researched the Organisation - via Google.
We recognise that fundamentally they do good work - albeit that they have campaigned for years to raise £100 million to bring a Stop to Child abuse - whilst Child abuse over that period has actually risen year on year. We felt their failure to be open and transparent to be a betrayal of trust and that we had been deliberately duped - having supported them for over three years in ignorance of the facts. We now only support charities ran only by volunteers and without any paid staff. This feels more satisfying to us - as we hope that more of the money we give - goes directly to the beneficiaries we hope to help.
#29
Rory8250
My advice - for what it is worth - is to follow your conscience. If you are making a longterm commitment to donor funding then you are making a generous and substantial gift which should benefit the people the charity is intended to help. [COLOR="Red"]I can tell you for a fact that the NSPCC spend 70% of their annual income on salary's [/COLOR]and 15% of their annual income on advertising. This fact appears nowhere in their publications and is kept very secret from their generous supporters and volunteers. The information only emerged in Q&A at Court and we had not discovered this when we initially researched the Organisation - via Google.
We recognise that fundamentally they do good work - albeit that they have campaigned for years to raise £100 million to bring a Stop to Child abuse - whilst Child abuse over that period has actually risen year on year. We felt their failure to be open and transparent to be a betrayal of trust and that we had been deliberately duped - having supported them for over three years in ignorance of the facts. We now only support charities ran only by volunteers and without any paid staff. This feels more satisfying to us - as we hope that more of the money we give - goes directly to the beneficiaries we hope to help.


What a load of rubbish :roll:
1 Like #30
I personally would never give to WWF. If professional wrestlers are struggling then they should get out of the buisness. Harsh? Maybe, but Im sticking to my guns on this one :whistling::roll:
banned#31
Jammy1812;8072844
Yeah, I was worried about how much of my money would actually go to the charity, I heard something 60% goes into 'administration costs' =\

oxfam shops are the worst. An average of 80% of income generated goes on expenses,
#32
csiman
oxfam shops are the worst. An average of 80% of income generated goes on expenses,


i remember reading something similar on another thread - and they were one of the worst charities for that.
#33
pghstochaj
Firstly, it's a 65 million pound a year business, you don't get the average person in the street to run the organisation, you need a qualified professional with lots of experience. That's not cheap.

Secondly, did you read the comment regarding why it is not a £40k pay rise?


blah blah... it's a charity and to pay the CEO that much is just wrong. Simples. :thumbsup:
[mod][Moderator]#34
My husband gives £5 a month to the WRVS, they run the subsidised tea bars etc at hospitals, esp smaller community hospitals and I donate £5 a month and a little of my time to a local animal rescue centre, where nearly all are volunteers so all monies go to buying food, vet bills etc, I also buy an extra bag of dog food a month and put that into the collection box they have at morrisons for another centre nearby
#35
Jonny_K
What a load of rubbish :roll:

With respect to your well argued rebuttal of 'rubbish' - I have no need to argue further on this statement ('that 70% of the NSPCC's income is spent on staff salary costs') which I'm afraid is an unequivocal fact - stated under oath in Court by the then D/Director of Fundraising for the NSPCC Mr Tim Hunter. If you have factual information to properly state your case please feel free to quote from it.
1 Like #36
Intelligent Giving is a great site - essentially it's a charity comparison site, and gives you figures as a percentage on charitable expenditure, as well as the top salary paid in the organisation, quality of reporting etc. Well worth a look if you're wondering which charity to give to (or to check on ones you do already...).
#37
Rory8250;8074693
With respect to your well argued rebuttal of 'rubbish' - I have no need to argue further on this statement ('that 70% of the NSPCC's income is spent on staff salary costs') which I'm afraid is an unequivocal fact - stated under oath in Court by the then D/Director of Fundraising for the NSPCC Mr Tim Hunter. If you have factual information to properly state your case please feel free to quote from it.



Date / Court / Case citation, please.
#38
JohnBall
Hate the charity starts at home bullsh!t. Im 30k in debt from uni, struggling to find a job and i've still managed to give 2 pounds a month to wateraid for the last 5 years.

Just ridiculously selfish when people post that, unless they are a family living in a cardboard box struggling to feed their family every day.


Spot on!

Some people are simply selfish and ignorant, but at least there are enough decent people out there to support these causes.
banned#39
Rory8250
I can tell you for a fact that the NSPCC spend 70% of their annual income on salary's and 15% of their annual income on advertising. This fact appears nowhere in their publications and is kept very secret from their generous supporters and volunteers. The information only emerged in Q&A at Court and we had not discovered this when we initially researched the Organisation - via Google.


I'm not intimate with the work the NSPCC does, but don't they mainly campaign, lobby and things like Childline?

Wouldn't it then be understandable that they'd employ so many people?:?
#40
The NSPCC accounts are online.

Their wages bill of approx £78m (out of an income of approx. £150m) is stated.

Whether you agree with it or not, it's hardly a state secret that needs to be revealed in court.

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