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How to verify a nonprofit on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a day designated to donate to charities, but how can you make sure the charity you give to is legitimate?

Posted: Nov. 28, 2017 3:14 AM
Updated: Jan. 3, 2018 3:54 AM

EUGENE, Ore --  #GivingTuesday is a designated day to donate to charities.  It was founded six years ago and has grown into a global phenomenon.  If you are planning to donate, Better Business Bureau suggests giving wisely.

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BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers the following #Giving Tuesday Checklist:

  1. Family Decisions. Sit down with your family and/or friends to identify the causes and charities that are most meaningful to you. See the results of our recent survey which shows that 61% of Millennial parents have talked about charity with their children in the past year.
  2. Watch Out for Name Similarity. Charities raising money for the same cause can have names that sound similar. Avoid cases of mistaken identity by looking at the name carefully.
  3. What Does the Charity Do? A charity’s name won’t necessarily reflect the nature of its program activities. Review the charity’s appeals and website to make sure you know how it plans to address the problems it describes so well
  4. Verify Your Charity. Visit Give.org to verify that your charity of choice is trustworthy and transparent.
You can verify a nonprofit and learn more tips on how to make a wise giving decision provided at Give.org.

 CharityNavigator.org is another resource.

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