The end of another year brings the rush to reduce your tax bill. Although December 31 looms, you’re probably too busy to weed through the tax-deductible organization pleas cluttering your mailbox. But focus your energy online and you’ll see that finding a worthy charity isn’t as hard as you might think. Follow my crash course on online charitable giving and in an evening you’ll find a group for your donation.
The first site I hit is Money magazine online’s Charity Selector. These pages list such big-name nonprofits as the United Way and the Haven Recovery Center as well as lesser-known groups. I could easily and confidently choose any one of these organizations and give a lump sum.
In a little over an hour, using the Charity Selector’s Web links, I manage to download mission statements, program rosters, membership details, and donation forms for a dozen of the top 100 charities. Some of the leading organizations include Continue reading