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Disappointed Donors Increasingly Ask For — and Get — Refunds From Charities

January 23rd, 2015 Posted in Fundraising

For most people, giving money to charity feels great. Asking for the money back is a whole different story. Yet philanthropy experts say donors increasingly are doing just that: requesting “refunds” on gifts they feel have been misused, ignored or spent in a way that strays from their original reason for giving.

The ease of accessing financial data on the Internet, as well as a string of high-profile court battles involving donors seeking refunds, are behind the shift, experts say.

By Charlie Wells
Monday, 15 December 2014
Wall Street Journal

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