America's worst charities

Our ranking based on cash paid to solicitors in the past decade

The solicitorsOrganizational Development

Also doing business as: Organizational Development Inc/ National Mailing Center Inc


Known state disciplinary actions

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States bringing actions Number of known actions Outcomes Total fines
Maine, North Carolina 2 Fine/penalties, Order Lifted $750

Fundraising history

Amounts cover only the years and charities shown and are not a full accounting of fundraising activity.

Year Client charity Cash raised Cash to solicitor Cash to charity % to charity Activity
2008 American Breast Cancer Foundation $1,955,579 $1,677,551 $278,028 14.20% telemarketing
2008 Vietnow National Headquarters $113,062 $96,102 $16,960 15.00% telemarketing
2008 Kids Wish Network $2,756,683 $2,426,283 $330,400 12.00% recruitment, fundraising
2008 Firefighters Charitable Foundation $271,303 $227,944 $43,359 16.00% fundraising
2009 American Breast Cancer Foundation $1,674,413 $1,455,171 $219,242 13.09% telemarketing service
2009 Kids Wish Network $2,411,571 $2,117,322 $294,249 12.20% fundraiser
2009 Breast Cancer Relief Foundation $1,159,655 $771,483 $388,172 33.47% telemarketing
2009 Firefighters Charitable Foundation $251,032 $216,469 $34,563 13.80% fundraising
2010 Firefighters Charitable Foundation $261,778 $225,289 $36,488 13.94% fundraising
2010 Cancer Fund of America $135,225 $114,572 $20,653 15.30% telemarketing
2010 American Breast Cancer Foundation $1,380,857 $1,186,137 $194,720 14.10% telemarketing
2010 Kids Wish Network $1,974,147 $1,727,373 $246,774 12.50% advocacy, fundraising and recruitment
2011 American Breast Cancer Foundation $456,917 $387,979 $68,938 15.10% telemarketing
2011 Kids Wish Network $1,045,659 $622,025 $423,634 40.50% advocacy, fundraising and recruitment
2011 Firefighters Charitable Foundation $197,531 $169,876 $27,655 14.00% fundraising
TOTALS $16,045,412 $13,421,576 $2,623,835 16%

Last updated 07/17/2014 © 2014 All Rights Reserved

America’s Worst Charities is the result of a yearlong collaboration between the Tampa Bay Times and the California-based Center for Investigative Reporting, the nation’s largest and longest serving nonprofit newsroom dedicated to watchdog journalism. CNN joined the partnership in March 2013.