I’ve been spending a lot of time the past few days doing research on charities that support some of my favorite causes. In the past the charities would send me reminders each year and I would send them checks. This past year I’ve been putting them off because of the mess recovering from the fire up on the land and the two months I was laid low by that virus. I decided it was time to take action and that it would be easiest to do them all at once online.
In the process I started thinking about one of the groups. They talk a good talk, but they send me a lot of junk with more appeals for money throughout the year. So I looked them up on Charity Navigator which gave it their top rating of four stars, and it was also a Better Business Bureau accredited charity. That reaffirmed my belief the organization wasn’t a scam, but was it the best use of my money? So I looked at the details on Charity Navigator.
This is how the group uses the money:
Charity Navigator told me about other groups doing similar work, and I ended up switching to a smaller group that spends the money this way:
I think my money will do more good now. Bless Charity Navigator! (I gave them a small donation too. Click on the following logo to access their site. )
Do you have favorite causes you support? If so how do you decide?