The Australian charities regulator, the ACNC, in their Factsheet: Making sure your donation gets to where it needs to, gives “some steps to consider to help make sure your donation is going where it is intended.”
- Check the organisation’s name
- Ask for identification from anyone seeking a donation.
- Be careful of online requests for donations.
- No tax deduction doesn’t mean the charity is not a legitimate one.
- Find out more about how the charity says it uses donations.
Here are the answers for AMT:
1: Checked. It is a registered charity.
3. AMT’s “web address begins with ‘https’ and that there is a closed padlock symbol next to the website’s URL in the address bar”. A secure way to give to AMT.
4. No tax deduction is possible, but from #1 above we know that it is a ‘legitimate charity’.
5. The Financial Report 2017 shows that 85% of its expenses – $1.84 million – go to a single item, ‘Missionary expenses’. There is no explanation of this item. No breakup. No destinations. Just like last year. End of review.
- I sent them a draft of this review. They did not respond. ↑