Why Consider KARNA versus Organization X
KARNA was born out of the need to convert the vision that people have of social responsibility during private conversations and dinner parties into a reality. The people that support KARNA are people who are committed to not just having a vision but taking it to the next level and making diligent efforts to turn it to reality. KARNA provides a platform for like-minded people.
KARNA is run on a 100% volunteer basis by people who are not looking for photo-opportunities and ego boosting, it is run by people with exceptional credentials and high integrity.
Charitable organizations are typically rated on the industry basis of expense to program. This ratio determines the amount of overhead dollars compared to actual program expenses for the organization, sometimes also known as "Cost to Raise $100". A typical average for a not-for-profit organization for their administrative expenses is around 15-20%. Lots of not-for-profits also charge the salaries of the people they employ as part of program expenses. As a result the actual money flowing to the needy is quite diminished.
KARNA’s record so far has been to run entirely on voulnteers, have no staff whatsover, and other than incurring regulatory and operational costs - government filings, annual audit of expenses, web-site hosting - it spends all the money on the programs/projects directly.
This uniquely highlights the philosophy of the organization and its volunteer base.