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Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« on: March 06, 2017, 12:32:52 PM »
Anyone here have thoughts about how to best deploy charitable funds within the frum community? If you had a meaningful sum of money to work with, what would you do with it? Assuming you want to be efficient, meaning you want to achieve the maximum benefit to the community.

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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 12:35:32 PM »
Anyone here have thoughts about how to best deploy charitable funds within the frum community? If you had a meaningful sum of money to work with, what would you do with it? Assuming you want to be efficient, meaning you want to achieve the maximum benefit to the community.

Start by looking at Shulchan Aruch. There is a very clear pecking order on how charity is to be prioritized. Family first etc.

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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 12:37:17 PM »
What do you mean by "maximum benefit" ? There are organizations putting food on people's tables. There are organizations helping yesomim get married or paying for surgeries.

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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 12:41:06 PM »
My personal opinion is that organizations, especially large ones, should be required to have outside auditors/rabonim have access to all the books and ensure proper use of funds. We have way too many organizations that have MM$s of dollars passing through them with no oversight what-so-ever.
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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 12:45:38 PM »
My personal opinion is that organizations, especially large ones, should be required to have outside auditors/rabonim have access to all the books and ensure proper use of funds. We have way too many organizations that have MM$s of dollars passing through them with no oversight what-so-ever.
You don't trust them?  ;)
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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 12:47:50 PM »
You don't trust them?  ;)
Not a matter of trust. No one should be tempted with being responsible for lots of money with no oversight.
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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 12:49:07 PM »
Not a matter of trust. No one should be tempted with being responsible for lots of money with no oversight.
Trust but verify!
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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 12:52:43 PM »
There are so many organizations out there, you give to the causes close to your heart. ( Of course there are certain ones that come first halachically, but if your talking about a large sum it doesn't seem to be question )
My personal opinion is that organizations, especially large ones, should be required to have outside auditors/rabonim have access to all the books and ensure proper use of funds. We have way too many organizations that have MM$s of dollars passing through them with no oversight what-so-ever.
The large ones usually do have it, it's the smaller ones that don't.

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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 12:54:30 PM »
Trust but verify!
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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2017, 12:57:11 PM »
כבדהו וחשדהו
Maybe that should go in the election thread.  :)
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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2017, 12:59:36 PM »
Maybe that should go in the election thread.  :)
I stay far away from there.

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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2017, 01:00:54 PM »
There are so many organizations out there, you give to the causes close to your heart. ( Of course there are certain ones that come first halachically, but if your talking about a large sum it doesn't seem to be question )The large ones usually do have it, it's the smaller ones that don't.
I believe there is a lot of misconception about this. Unless you have absolute knowledge about this you cannot assume that just because there is a rabbinical "board" means that is is true oversight.
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Re: Thoughts on Efficient Tzedaka
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2017, 01:54:23 PM »
Maybe that should go in the election thread.  :)
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