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Safe Charitable Giving

There are many scams in charitable fundraising so it pays to be alert. Here are tips for staying safe when giving to charity.

How to Make Your Donation Count
Many of us pay more attention to the toaster we buy than to the donations we make. Here are some things to think about before you give.

Do's and Don'ts of Helping During a Disaster
When crisis strikes, we all want to help. But there are ways to help that make a difference and ways that actually impede getting help to the victims. Learn the difference with these tips.

Protect Your Investment in a Charity
In an age where a Bernie Madoff ripped off numerous charities, it is important that donors do more than the usual due diligence.

Make sure You Are Not Contributing to Global Terrorism
How can donors make sure that they are not contributing to global terrorism when supporting a nonprofit or NGO?

How to Donate a Car to Charity
It is hard to let go of a beloved old car that is beyond even a trade-in. Sending it right to the junk yard can be heart wrenching. Giving it to a worthy charity seems like a good move, but, unfortunately, this is an area of charity that is rife with fraud and misleading information.

Reader Stories About Donating a Car to Charity.
Tell us your good or bad experiences with donating a car to charity.

How Should Donors Evaluate a Charity?
It can be tough to choose charities where your donation will be used wisely. Here are some ideas about researching charities before you give.

How Do You Evaluate a Charity?
There is a lot to consider when you are thinking about which charities to give your donations to. What do you look for? Or, if you are a charity, what do you want your donors to look for?

Should I Give to Charities that Use Professional Fundraising Companies?
Many charities, especially large ones, do use commercial companies to help with their fundraising, from direct mail marketing to telemarketing. How can you be sure that the money you give is used efficiently and that most of it is getting to the charity itself?

Safe Giving Guide
Charity is as susceptible to fraud as any other type of business. Don't let a charitable scam claim you as a victim. Follow these tips and use these resources.

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