Church of Scientology runs afoul of widely accepted best practices for fundraising - 2011-11-20

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F7.png Church of Scientology runs afoul of widely accepted best practices for fundraising November 20, 2011, Joe Childs, Tampa Bay Times

Dozens of former Scientology parishioners told the St. Petersburg Times that they donated five- and six-figure sums to Scientology churches but were never given a financial report. They said the same held true for the IAS. Former church staffers said they didn't see reports either.

Scientology insists that its churches and the IAS give members "considerable details" about how donations are spent. Spokeswoman Karin Pouw said this information is "broadly communicated through the church's own publications, including Impact magazine and International Scientology News."

A review of Scientology magazines found large amounts of positive information about the church and its affiliates, but no financial reporting.


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