The running of charities has always been controversial because donors are not sure whether their donations are being used for social welfare or some other mission. This is an important issue because scams have become commonplace in charity which is an easy way to make money by someone for himself.
It wouldn’t be inappropriate to compare this situation with that of begging, but this is not a joke. This is serious issue that needs debates. The purpose is to ensure that substantial portion of donations should go for benevolent causes, except some money needed for administrative expenses.
Missing funds in IFCJ
The cis one of the renowned charities across the globe that was established in 1983, and raised millions of dollars in long 36 years of existence, but how much percentage of donations was invested in the charity projects. The organization that was managed by top level executives paid hefty sums to their executives for managing the organization. This is not a scam, but a waste of valuable funds raised through donations. IFCJ could do further better for community by making savings in the salary expenses.
The Fellowship is not absolute charity
Rabbi Eckstein was a messiah for Jewish people because he always supported them for their needs. He had blessings to fulfill Biblical prophecy. Eckstein was intelligent and engaging, and knew how to talk in the language of Evangelical Christianity. Thus, he was successful in seeking donations, but he did lot for himself from these donations. The question is whether Eckstein was engaged in real charity. The charity of Eckstein was probably not an absolute charity because self-interest could be sensed in his mission. He successfully managed IFCJ, but derived massive benefits from his position in the Fellowship. We have no reason to make comparison of the Fellowship with other charities, but The Fellowship can’t be ranked on the top.