Do you want to give to a charity, but just don’ty know which one? Are you afraid your money will go to give free gifts to those who donate, thus not spending money on the charit you want to support? Here is my guide to choosing the right charity to support.
A lot of people want to give to charity but have no idea in which one to give. They don’t know which ones are going to use the most money for the actual cause, not on gifts to people who donate or to pay people who work for them high salaries.
Here are some important things to think about before giving to a charity.
1)Does the charity you wish to give monitor their results on a statement that somebody who wants to give to them can examine. Make sure these results aren’t a few years old and pick one that periodically update their statement and when they update their statement and how much money is used for the cause they represent. If the results are old and they can’t tell you exactly how much money is being used for their cause, if you want to give to a specific group such as kids or animals, choose another charity that supports the cause in which you believe. Also ask if the results were checked by a sourrce that is outside of the charity.
2)Can your prospective charity explain there reason for being and if their is actually a need for their services. For example, if you give to an animal charity are you giving money so they can study how to make turtles faster or are they saving animals lives. THen it is up to you. If you want to give your hard earned money on how to get turtles go faster, that is your perogative. But if you want to save animals lives, you might try your local humane society. And speaking of your local humane society, don’t forget they need more than cash or a check. They can use dog food, beds for the animals cages, cleaning supplies to keep the animals cages clean. That counts as giving to a charity because you are helping however small or large you give.
3) Don’t give to a charity just because they give you stories of what they did that tugged at your heart strings. If they are building orphanages in a place like Haiti, ask how many orphangesthey have already built. Also, ask how many orphanges their were before this charity came into being and how many now. Also, ask if you wll be notified or will they put it on a website everytime they build a new orphanage?