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philanthropy -- doing it right!

I thought it useful to share some tools I use to research & evaluate giving opportunities: charities, nonprofits, ministries and other philanthropic organizations. First and foremost, I obtain scores, reviews and analyses from the following watchdog/accountability sites:

The second *important* step is to obtain the following information (usually from the target organization's website):
  • About Us
  • History
  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Bios of Executives
  • Bios of Boards of Directors, Trustees and Advisors
  • Affiliations
  • Independent financial audit information (if not available from sources listed in '1' above)

Owing to the technological advances over the last decade, an innovative new approach to sustainable peer-to-peer philanthropy (also, including crowdfunding) has arrived on the scene. The following list of links is a good starting point for further research and reading:



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