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Everytown For Gun Safety is hiding from the Better Business Bureau

Shocking no one:


Did Not Disclose
This charitable organization either has not responded to written BBB requests for information or has declined to be evaluated in relation to BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Charity participation in BBB review is voluntary. However, without the requested information, it is not possible to determine whether this charity adheres to all of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. The BBB encourages charities to disclose accountability information beyond that typically included in financial statements and government filings, in order to demonstrate transparency and strengthen public trust in the charitable sector.

For comparison, even their arch nemesis has BBB rated stuff for some of their things lol.




Wonder if Everytown is hiding because they don’t want former employees spamming the BBB?







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Larry Spencer
Larry Spencer
Dec 30, 2021

Sorry, a lot to unpack here.


First off, BBB is in the business of rating businesses, not charities, pressure groups, or lobbies. (Even then, a lot of businesses -- including mine -- avoid dealing with them because the effort far outstrips any benefits... plus they have a reputation -- deserved or not -- for "selling indulgences.")


The NRA departments you highlight actually do sell goods or services to the public, and are rightfully rated by the BBB; whereas EFGS doesn't sell the public anything but empty promises and phony statistics.


If you look elsewhere, such as Charity Navigator, you will see that EFGS "Action Fund" is unrated because it is not a charity, which is the correct response. Their "Support…


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Larry Spencer
Larry Spencer
Dec 30, 2021
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You're right, of course. Your first attachment was from the BBB charity section, while your subsequent ones were from their commercial section (because the Wine Club, etc. aren't charities).


I still believe that no BBB website is the optimal place to research charities. Note that I could find no pages at all in the BBB charity section matching nra foundation, nra, or national rifle. (Charity Navigator covers both NRA and the Foundation, though their current legal problems have washed out their ratings.)

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