Correction: This story originally misidentified the signatories of a joint letter about the “overhead myth.” The letter was signed by Guidestar, Charity Navigator, and the
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. The relevant sentence has been corrected. CJR regrets the error.

Joel Campbell contributed reporting to this story, on the Deseret News.

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