Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giving Tuesday: Where Will My Gift Work Best?

     Giving Tuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Now it's time to think of those less fortunate.  Giving Tuesday organizers hope that shoppers who splurged on themselves will embrace a day dedicated to giving back. The holiday season accounts for about a third of annual charitable donations.

     How do you know if the charity will use your money wisely?  Visit Charity Navigator and check them out.  The charities are given a score, a star rating and rated on finances, accountability and transparency.  Find out how much money is used for administration versus the actual program.  Tips and Resources for donors include 7 questions to ask before giving, the top ten best practices of savvy donors, tips for older donors and more.

posted by mb