Charitable giving is a joy when the donor knows their intent is fulfilled and their money is spent wisely. One of the most closely followed measures of a charities quality ranking is the percent of money the charity spends on overhead verses how much of the donors money goes directly to programs for the people they serve.
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Most people have generous hearts but when it comes to charitable giving their mind can play tricks on them. Scientists have studied these mistakes and given them names: 1) The Martyrdom Effect and 2) The Unexpected Joy of Giving.
Giving can do so much good. The more time you take to decide on your charity of choice the more good you will do. The following list of do’s and don’ts will surely make your charitable dollars go farther.