Community, Nonprofits and Businesses sharing Information
source: Maryland Nonprofit Blog
In response to the Washington Post article this weekend entitled:"Inside the hidden world of thefts, scams and phantom purchases at the nation’s nonprofits," I feel it’s important for us to consider some important points:
It's vitally important to understand that the real story here is that dishonest people will try to take advantage of nonprofits – These are NOT stories about nonprofits defrauding the public, but about how individuals have tried to defraud charitable nonprofits such as Legal Aid (theft by their Financial Director and accomplice) and the Bible Society (where a former secretary stole money using falsified checks and a misused credit card). What this data actually reveals is how transparent our nonprofit sector is. The list was compiled from information that nonprofits disclose publicly every year in tax returns that are available to the public 24 hours, 7 days a week...
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