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  1. a g
    December 17, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    too bad so much of your info is via video. One can read faster, skim, and revisit info much easier reading rather than watching a video. Videos are inefficient unless there’s some visual info that much be shown, which is not usually the case talking charities.

    • Edward Long
      December 25, 2015 @ 7:21 am

      Hi A G,
      The Charity Sherlock videos supplement the written instructions and podcast discussions found throughout the site.
      Take a bit further look when you get at chance. See, for example, the extensive shownotes for each podcast.
      Hoping you find this helpful,

  2. dorothy mcguire
    February 11, 2017 @ 6:39 pm

    we could’nt find any information on your donations. what do you do with all your money that you receive. we know that you do get donations. please
    please elaborate.

    • Edward Long
      March 4, 2017 @ 10:34 am

      Hi Dorothy,
      Thanks for your question.
      SeriousGivers files the IRS Form 990-N. That means that our annual revenue is less than $50,000. Revenues each year have actually been below $10,000. The work of SeriousGivers has been and continues to be a labor of love.
      Hoping you find this helpful,

  3. Evelyn Lawless
    March 14, 2017 @ 7:40 am

    Veterans Defender or Veterans in Defense of Liberty that I hear from is in Merrifield, VA with a Box number 1821 is this a legit organization?

    • Edward Long
      March 25, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

      Hi Evelyn,
      You can search to see if it’s recognized by the IRS by searching at
      Note that the fastest, most accurate way to search for any nonprofit is to get its nine-digit EIN (employer identification number).
      Hoping you find this helpful.