If you’re anything like me, you like the idea of helping those who are in need but may be concerned if the money you are donating is truly helping and being used in the most efficient way possible. Fortunately, a couple years ago I came upon a great resource to help vet charities: Charity Navigator.
Charity Navigator is an independent nonprofit corporation that evaluates the US. Its goal is to “advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s and the world’s most persistent challenges.”
If you have been putting off donating to a worthy cause, Charity Navigator is an excellent tool to find and support a charity that not only aligns with your personal values but provides a measurable difference in an efficient, transparent, responsible way.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. Charles_Dickens