I just got a call soliciting money for AmVets. I was getting the usual speil when I asked this silly ass question. Out of every dollar you get, how much goes to the AmVets organization? The answer I got was $0.23. So I asked if the other $0.77 went to overhead? I was told it was for building rent, phones, admin stuff. In real language it was overhead. So I said sorry I only give to charities that are around 10% overhead, not 77%, and hung up. So ask that question. They are required to give it to you. If they don’t, assume it’s high.