Role of “Middlemen” Questioned

December 7, 2010 at 6:07 AM

In the Los Angeles Times, columnist Steve Lopez writes about controversy surrounding for-profit fund-raising companies.

‘These professional fundraising groups are rip-offs,’ said Pablo Eisenberg, a philanthropy scholar at Georgetown University. ‘Small nonprofits, even in desperate straits, should not hire them just to get 10%, if that, of the proceeds.’

Others say small nonprofits, having little fund-raising apparatus of their own, can still benefit from such arrangements.

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