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4 Ways To Help You Give With Confidence

Choosing what charity to give to can be difficult with many important causes. When deciding where to give, here are 4 ways to help you give with confidence by determining whether the charity is trustworthy:

  1. Transparency and Accountability: Look for charities that are transparent about their financial information, governance structure, and how they allocate funds. Reputable charities typically publish annual reports, financials page, and program details on their website. Look for charities with low overhead costs, where a significant portion of donations directly supports their programs. Programmatic expenses should be the largest portion, higher than 70%, according to Charity Navigator (one of the top charity watchdogs).
  2. Impact and Effectiveness: Organizations should provide data and metrics to show their impact; look for things like the number of people served, improvements in well-being, or changes in community conditions. A great place to look is their Home Page or Annual Report. Ensuring that the charity gives you information about its programs and how your donation could be used is a key part of helping determine if you can give with confidence. 
  3. Mission Alignment: Consider whether the charity’s mission and values align with your priorities and beliefs. Research their objectives and programs to ensure that they are addressing issues you care about in a meaningful way. Supporting a charity whose mission resonates with you as well as has measurable and scalable impact is a big part of deciding whether or not this charity is a good fit for you and one you can give to with confidence. 
  4. Independent Evaluation and Ratings: There are many evaluation platforms and charity watchdog organizations that give impartial assessments and ratings of charities. Websites like Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and Candid provide comprehensive evaluations based on financial metrics, organizational performance, and impact analysis. These resources can help inform you and identify highly-rated charities that meet rigorous standards of effectiveness and accountability.

These 4 factors can help you give with confidence by making informed decisions about which charities you can trust and maximize the positive impact of your donations.

February 28, 2024 CATEGORY: News
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