Few people even know what theyre Livestrong money went to. Most people have had the wool pulled over their eyes for years thinking it went to cancer research. Meanwhile, Lance buys jets and uses Livestrong money to travel the world, race and raise awareness for cancer. If Lance couldn't personally benefit, there would be no Livestrong
I worked in the non-profit arena for a number of years and still hold a board position on a couple in an advisory role (I know how to get grants).
There are very, very, very few charities that actually spend their donations on the purposes they were given for. The largest organizations are the by far the worst at funds mismanagement.
If you really want to help and make a difference find the weird poor couple that run a shelter or something of the like in your hometown. The organziations that are barely surviving because they put all of their resources into their cause.
If the director is driving a Mercedes and they constantly put on soirees and pricey balls with corporate sponsorship it's scammy and your donation will be spent on salaries, rents, advertising, and event planning.