P112 - Non-profit Institutions

Charity scams When you think of non-profit institutions, you think of relief, easing suffering, offering social services the government doesn't provide, and other activities in the public interest, right? You think of prestigious charities such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, American Cancer Society, and World Wildlife Federation. You don't tend to think about the dark side of non-profits but it's there, big time.

Many non-profits do not operate in the best interests of all people. They operate in their own interests. Their non-profit nature hurts us all because they don't contribute to the tax base that helps us all.

Many non-profits are scams. CNN highlighted the Kids Wish Network in 2013 - a company that spends less than 3 cents on the dollar helping kids. There are thousands more.

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