To track how telemarketing companies target donors, the Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting focused on one company, Associated Community Services, and examined how it did business in one state, Iowa. Associated Community Services is one of the largest charity fundraisers in the country, according to data compiled by GuideStar, an organization […]
A donor has filed a federal class-action lawsuit alleging that he was duped into giving money to one of the worst charities in the country.
Regulators with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services raid a call center operated by Police Protective Fund, No. 20 on the Times/CIR list of worst charities.Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times Police Protective Fund raises millions of dollars each year in the name of fallen officers. On Tuesday, four men in charge of the […]
Update, Sept. 12, 2013: This story updates information about Civic Development Group. Errol Copilevitz started his legal career representing strip clubs and porn shops on the seedy side of Kansas City. Then he took free-speech arguments honed defending topless bars to a more lucrative field. Philanthropy. Today, Copilevitz is the undisputed king of the charity […]
Former employees of Kids Wish Network say the Holiday, Fla.-based charity exploits sick and dying children to raise cash, then misleads donors about where their money goes.
In a match made in Hollywood, one of America’s most popular TV shows had been directing viewers to contribute to one of America’s worst charities.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation is one of the worst charities in America when it comes to spending large amounts of cash on for-profit solicitation companies. The Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting took a closer look at the charity after readers suggested we investigate.
It’s been a month since we launched our series America’s Worst Charities. There has been some action and calls for change, and a fair amount of debate and discussion.
A Nevada congresswoman has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the 50 nonprofits that landed on the Tampa Bay Times/CIR list of America’s worst charities.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sent a letter asking the Government Accountability Office to look at the top 10 nonprofits on the Times/CIR list of America’s worst charities.