Charity Navigator has posted across social media this morning a 2007 article that is deserving of a quick read. It is especially good for those who interact with nonprofit organizations, whether via volunteering, financial donations, or board/committee service.
The five myths the article dispels are below. I will leave you to follow the links to read their explanations. Just know it is good information and are still true throughout the nonprofit sector.
Myth 1: Charity executives are overpaid
Myth 2: After a natural disaster, charities need old clothes
Myth 3: You can judge a local charity based on a national name
Myth 4: Excellent charities spend 100% of their budgets are program services
Myth 5: A good way to support charity is to participate in a special event or buy a special product.