Check Your Charity
Here is a site that will help you in the uncharted waters of gift donations at the holidays and even the rest of the year. You can look up your favorite charity and find out how much of the money raised actually goes to the cause and how much goes to expenses. You will also be able to determine who is paid and what they are paid.
There is also a number of lists, such as the Top 10 charities that are not living up to their mission.
I looked up a couple of charities that I have been giving to and probably will stop and move the donations to other organizations based on the info I found out.
Great site with hoards of information.