THAT WAS PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT POST OF THIS THREAD
Talk about following the money... I became even more suspicious when I realized who was in Rob's RV. I think Rob is not only delusional about his running abilities (so much that he embellishes it to the Nth degree) but I also think he's being used by these people. I can tell you first hand as a CPA in my auditor days that the regulation of charities in the US is nonexistent. They basically only get busted for fraudulent activities when the media catches wind via whistleblowers. There is very little accounting oversight so the perpetrators usually attempt to build a Ponzi scheme.
Typical signs of fraudulent charities include A) suspicious and extravagant spending that are neither ordinary or necessary B) huge "salaries" and other forms of compensation that would never be deemed reasonable for such enterprises and C) shady connections to other charities and vendors (typically run by the same founder or friends) and D) improper accounting practices
The founder will typically claim the funds will go toward a cause. Once the donations flow in they will overspend and use much of the money for travel and parties (ultimately for personal reasons not benefiting the charity). These charities will usually have net expenditures (never seeming to be doing well) as to not draw scrutiny. The person running the charity takes a massive salary. A typical scheme is for the owner to also own a vendor that will provide services to their charity in exchange for huge fees, effectively masking a personal money transfer. The really poorly done schemes will have all sorts of accounting irregularities. You might find there is no bank account dedicated to the charity, lack of bookkeeping and fuzzy math. The scammers may also like have multiple charities, all operating the same way. I think you get the idea.