Consumer Reports Rates Lupus Research Alliance Among Top Five Health Charities
Dec. 11, 2017. Lupus Research Alliance was recommended by Consumer Reports as one of the best five health organizations to donate to in 2017. For 80 years, Consumer Reports has provided “evidence-based product testing and ratings, rigorous research, hard-hitting investigative journalism, public education, and steadfast policy action on behalf of consumers’ interests.” The recommendation is based on ratings by independent watchdog groups like BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
“Choosing charities by name alone is a mistake some donors make, and their money sometimes ends up going to less-than-worthy groups. Those organizations perhaps spend too much on administrative costs or are outright scammers,” says Bennett Weiner, chief operating officer of the charity watchdog BBB Wise Giving Alliance. “The issue is particularly important now. About 20 percent of giving occurs during December,” he says.
Source: Consumer Reports, December 9, 2017