The time it takes to donate funds to a charitable organization decreases everyday. Clicking on website links, social media pages, or sending text messages can result in immediate transactions. But are we still taking steps to be informed donors? Do you know how your money is being used by the organization? Is it tax deductible?
These and other questions are answered here:
Q: The charity sounds familiar, but I’m not sure what they do.
Q: If I don’t have funds to donate, what other options to I have to help out a deserving organization?
A: Donate your used electronics. (Tips from TechSoup)
A: Volunteer your time. (Find opportunities through Volunteer Match.)
Q: What do I need to do to deduct my donations?
A: Keep the right records. (Details here from Network for Good)
Q: The charity says I’ve donated before, but I don’t recall doing so.
A: Ask them to verify by providing the date and amount you last gave. (More from Charity Navigator)
Q: I’d like to give now to those affected by a natural disaster. But to whom do I give?
A: Resist the impulse to give to the first organization you come across. Do your homework by following these tips. (Evansville BBB)