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Finding the Right Charity

Written by Nickel - 4 Comments

‘Tis the season to be charitable. So if you’re in the giving mood, but aren’t sure which charity is worthy of your donations, I suggest that you check out the Charity Navigator. This site provides independent evaluations of a wide range of charities, and appears to be a great source of information. The main limitation with this site is that they only evaluate 501(c) (3) charities, so religious organizations such as the Salvation Army (which don’t have the same sorts of disclosure requirements as their non-religious counterparts) are often not included due to a lack of data.

Another good site for checking out charities is Charity Watch, which is maintained by the American Institute of Philanthropy. Thanks also to Jeremy for suggesting Give.org, which seems to be akin to the BBB for charitable organizations. So there you have it. Go forth and give!

Published on December 23rd, 2005
Modified on December 22nd, 2008 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Charity

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4 Responses to “Finding the Right Charity”

  1. 1
    FMF Says:

    Good for you — encouraging giving this time of year. Merry Christmas!

  2. 2
    Jeremy Says:

    Thanks nickel. Might I also suggest Give.org? They’re the Better Business Bureau for charities.

  3. 3
    FMF Says:

    Does anyone blog about charities? There was a “Giving” blog some time ago, but I think it’s been abandoned.

  4. 4
    Sandra Says:

    Trent Stamp, President of Charity Navigator, has a blog: http://trentstamp.blogspot.com/

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