News and analysis
February 10, 2013

Watchdog Cracks Down on Misleading Statements on Fundraising Costs


An interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper made Ken Berger, right, rethink his approach to evaluating how much charities spend on fundraising.

When Ken Berger, head of a prominent charity-ratings group, appeared on CNN one night last spring, the anchorman Anderson Cooper asked him a pointed question.

The network had just aired an investigation into two veterans charities that spent most of…

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