No Representation Without Taxation… Taxation Form 990

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Not too long ago, we learned about taxes.

It is so important to analyze an organization’s taxes, (more specifically, form 990) because their taxes tell you EVERYTHING you need to consider. For instance, they tell you how much of a downer’s donations go toward the cause, how much is allocated to the staff, how much are put toward fund raising and how much it costs to raise one dollar. Let’s say 70% go toward management, then you probably would not want to waste your money on that organization.

I chose Feeding America to analyze. After filling out Ryan’s worksheet, I got a better understanding of how donations are spent. Personally, I found the worksheet very satisfying to fill out; I felt like a powerful judge, judging Feeding America in a matter of 15 minutes.

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