The average 'charity' is not about helping people, but about funneling money into the chairman's pockets

Approximately everywhere, institutions calling themselves 'charitable' are popping up where gullible people can pay money and they are told that money will be used to feed poor little children in Africa, drilling wells so they can drink, or even treat them for various illnesses. However, the true destiny of a 'charity' is to make sure that their managers don't starve, rather than into the actual purpose:

The final £29.6 million – just £2.57 of every £10 spent – was actually used for the proper front-line work that many donors might normally associate with the RSPB.

And quite usual, the money goes into the manager salaries, they do keep up with inflation:

At Save the Children (£284 million-a- year, 4,025 employees) the highest- paid person’s remuneration rose from £128,310 in 2008 to £168,653 in 2012, an increase of 31 per cent. The highest-paid executive at the Red Cross Society (UK) (£228 million- a-year, 3,200 employees), earns between £200,000 and £210,000, an increase of about 18 per cent. At Christian Aid (854 employees), the highest-paid employee’s salary rose by 40 per cent from 2008 to £126,206 in 2013.

To put things into relation, people who work in an industrial job usually make about a fifth of that sum, and their salaries didn't go up, and they don't work in so-called 'charitable' institutions. And the managers are not the only ones getting paid rather well:

The six biggest anti-poverty charities have 142 staff being paid £60,000 a year or more and 17 with salaries of more than £100,000. In all, about 16,000 charity staff are paid more than £60,000 a year and perhaps 3,000 are getting more than £100,000.

However, that's not the only thing that siphons money away from the actual purpose:

For example, all charities with an income over £25,000 have to file independently-audited accounts with the Charity Commission at a cumulative cost of £252 million in accountancy fees alone.

And then, if everybody thought that it's only voluntary donations, forget that right away:

Oxfam, for example picked up almost £137 million from taxpayers in Britain and abroad during the last year – 37 per cent of its revenue. Save the Children also got close to £137 million from taxpayers and Christian Aid was given about £39 million – 41 per cent of its funds.

And from that money, as shown above, quite a bit lands in the pockets of the managers and the staff.

And alone that is grounds enough never to donate to any 'charity', either in the UK or in other regions where the money goes to fundraising organizations.