call me silly, but
i wonder if some of the "charities" here in the US are guilty of this? probably not something they would put in the literature handed out during the Combined Federal Campaign.
you know what the CFC is right? employers (the federal govt. agencies) hold a gun to your head until you agree to a paycheck deduction to support one of the approved charities. i always thought that if the government just took the dollar amount they spent pimping the CFC and distributed it amongst the charities, the charities would have been awash in cash.