Monday, May 28, 2012
CNN Interview with Anderson Cooper : Problem Veteran's Charities
On 5-18-12 I was interviewed live on CNN by Anderson Cooper regarding general advice for giving to charities as well as lessons learned based on their investigative report on two veteran's charities - DisabledVeterans National Foundation (DVNF) and National Veteran's Foundation (NVF). At the time of the report Anderson noted that we do not currently rate DVNF (because they are less than five years old and therefore do not meet our current criteria) but since that time the Senate has launched an investigation in to the group, therefore we now have a Donor Advisory up for the group. In the case of NVF, he noted that we gave the organization 3-stars and asked if we were planning to have another look. I told him we definitely would do so. After an in depth review, we have amended the rating of the NVF (it is now a 0-star organization). Finally, we were blown away by the incredibly strong urging Anderson gave his viewers to use Charity Navigator as a resource!
The full segment is about 14 minutes, but if you just want to see the segment that includes Charity Navigator, skip to the 7 minute mark. Enjoy!