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Saturday, December 29, 2012

End of the year charity giving

It's the last weekend of 2012 and time to think about (among many other things far more pleasant) taxes. If you're looking to donate to a charity, please, please, please check them out first. Charities might seem all dandy, helping the poor, homeless, returning vets, or survivors of natural catasrophies, but not all are legit. My favorite place to verify a charity is Charity Navigator.

You can browse by most popular --Top 10 lists include most popular, most followed, and quickest expanding among many others.
You can also browse by category--Animals, Education, Environment, Human Services
They have a great article on giving tips, you should check it out but a couple things to remember:
Ensure the charity is efficient, ethical and effective
Give without strings attached
Don’t forget ‘non-Sandy’ charities

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