There's An Easy Way To Make Nonprofits Accountable

Regarding "United they stand?" (Top of the News, Oct. 19): Instead of the mea culpas and renewed promises, nonprofit organizations should do just one thing: Send along copies of their concise budget reports with all of their appeals and donation-soliciting letters in the future, so that prospective contributors could judge for themselves whether their money is going to be squandered or whether it will go where it is intended to go. That alone will increase trust and contributions.

Lancelot I. Kethley

Portland, Ore.