Some "watchdogs" exist
Better than nothing. Not sure by how much:
Lately the missus and I keep the charity very close to home so we know precisely where the resources go and - more importantly - avoid further harm. There are kids near you that need a tutor, families that need short term assistance, etc.
Suggest people read.'Toxic Charity' by Lupton, ISBN 0062076205, 9780062076205.
And yes I was dumb enough to send my $10 to Wikipedia some years back. Dang.