It is understood that the organization salaries its staff and uses a percentage of the funds collected for internal expenses. The calculation of this disbursement is understandably complex; one principle to keep in mind, though, is that the funds should be used in a manner where it could be reasonably assumed that were the donor to be informed, he would not regret his donation. Otherwise, the collection was done under misrepresented circumstances, and risks invalidating the efforts of honest donors. The organization has the right to set terms for its executives and to appoint them or replace them in accordance with communal norms.
 See Tzedakah U'Mishpat, 7, n. 4, in detail.
 Note the discussion in Tzedakah U’Mishpat, 7, n. 23.
 See Responsa Mishneh Halakhot, IV, 237 and Responsa Teshuvot V’Hanhagot, II, 475.
 See ibid., 238.
 See Rama, Yoreh Deah, 257:2, and Shach. See also Tzedakah U’Mishpat, 7, n. 22 and sources cited there.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
10:23 PM Gil Student