In this season of giving, many Americans not only purchase gifts for family and friends, but also make contributions to not-for-profit organizations. Online research tools and articles with objective, practical advice enable donors to become wiser and more effective in their giving.
In her article for smartmoney.com, Kelli Grant describes nine practical steps to effective charitable giving. In
addition to advice on avoiding fundraising scams, Grant provides the names of websites that objectively evaluate charities' finances, including how much they spend on fundraising, administration and, most importantly, programs. Please click here for the smartmoney.com article, "Make the Most of Your Charitable Donations."