When using your hard-earned money to make nonprofit donations, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. You want to be certain about where your donation is going. You want to make a real difference.
What things should you keep in mind as you prepare to donate? What types of organizations should you consider? The following guidelines can help you make sure that you will always feel good about giving.
Verified Nonprofit Status
First, you should make sure that the organization is a verified nonprofit. This is important for two reasons:
- You can rest assured that it is legitimate.
- You can claim nonprofit donations to registered 501(c)3 organizations on your taxes.
On Givelify, it is easy to spot a verified nonprofit organization. On their nonprofit app page, a check mark will appear to the left of the organization name.
Think Local for Greater Impact
By giving to local organizations, your nonprofit donations can directly impact the community you live in. Not only can you feel great about helping people in your area — and see the good the organization is doing firsthand — but you can donate to a cause that may not otherwise receive such gifts.
National organizations have the means to reach out to a large audience. Small, local nonprofits, on the other hand, have a much more difficult time raising donations. Use the Givelify donation app’s Nearby feature to view nonprofits in your area. Then you can give directly to locally operated causes that pique your interest.
Find a Cause You’re Passionate About
Whether you direct your nonprofit donations to big name organizations or small nearby establishments, always give to a cause that you care about. Giving is the most rewarding when you are passionate about the work being done.
Now that you know what to look for in a charity, the only thing left to do is begin your search. As long as you keep these tips in mind, giving will always be a positive experience.