the charity?

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to
thieves,"
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marketers
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charitable ";'''''MAne cont.in­
ues t.o increase, The Better
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tions.
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charities. Those that: are
will welcome your
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much Don't suc­
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means to do your research.
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of telemarketers:
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Iffivanv
fundraisers can
where from 25
percent of the
collect. Most efficient
ties less than 25 per­
cent on fund
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tion will end up with
law to disclose this
to contributors.
The BBB recommends that at
least 65 percent be given to
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and location of the
ImllIar or
semble the name of a
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known organi:zation.
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status
IRS? This
to include a
them as a tax deduction on
your income tax return.
II What does the
charity do? If a
II BBB Mis!;issi]:lpi evaluat:es
local charities
www.ms.bbb.org/(800)987­
Bill Moak is flr;,ddPl1t
Better Business Bureau
Missis:sipjpi. E-mail him

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