Before you gave to a charity, you might wish to check it out. There are two excellent sites with information about thousands of charities. Make sure your money goes where it can be used wisely.
CharityWatch, founded 25 years ago as the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), is America's most independent, assertive charity watchdog. CharityWatch does not merely repeat what a charity reports using simplistic or automated formulas. We dive deep to let you know how efficiently a charity will use your donation to fund the programs you want to support. CharityWatch exposes nonprofit abuses and advocates for your interests as a donor.
This organization has been in business for 15 years and rates over 9000 charities.
There is a lot of information on this site including a long list of tips for donors.
The Federal Trade Commission has an article entitled Before Giving to a Charity.
The article is posted at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0074-giving-charity
Created by Kathy O'Leary on
Nov 14th, 2017 @ 2:09 PM.
Updated on Nov 14th, 2017 @ 2:11 PM.