March 26, 2012

Donate to Charity Safely and Responsibly

In spite of the economy, many people still want to donate to charity. In fact, charitable donations have not taken much of a blow in spite of the current economic situation. Americans are generous people, and they realize that they are well off compared to the rest of the world.

It's wonderful to donate to charity, and I highly recommend it -- but that doesn't mean you should do so blindly. Unfortunately, not all charity organizations are what they seem to be. The worst types of crooks take advantage of your caring and decency by posing as charities and either taking all the money for themselves or donating only a very small portion to actual charity.

Fortunately, it's not all that hard to make sure your charitable donations go where they belong. Just a bit of charity research can make the difference.

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March 26, 2008

What You Need To Know About Police Charity Donations

Think Those Charity Donations Are Helping Your Police Department?

You get a call from a fund raising group that is to raise money for your local police department. It's a noble cause, right? These are the men and women who risk their lives to keep our neighborhoods safe. Why not donate to the cause? Before you give in to this type of charity donations request, there are some things you need to know.

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September 16, 2006

Wanted: Donators’ Names for Sale

Why Your Name May be found among the Many Donators’ Names for Sale

When you donate money to a charity, you’d like to assume that charity would respect your privacy. That, however, isn’t always the case. Putting donators’ names up for sale has become a regular occurrence with modern charities. If you get unsolicited mailings from charities that you have never even heard of, you might be surprised to discover exactly how they got your information. Many charities offer donators’ names for sale, and there are some important things you need to know before you make your next donation.

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