How to Give from Your Heart for Maximum Impact This Giving Tuesday
I believe you are a good person. I think you care deeply about making the world better, perhaps in a few specific ways. Perhaps you haven’t figured out how you’ll do it yet, but I know you will.
Here’s the thing, though: you are probably not a billionaire or even a millionaire. Like so many of us, you may struggle to figure out how to make ends meet and support your dreams. How can you make the biggest possible difference with what you DO have to offer?
No matter what cause or issue you care about, there are plenty of nonprofit organizations working to address it. The question is, which ones are doing the best job? These are the ones to whom you should give your hard-earned money. You need a way to make smart giving decisions.
You may have come across some resources that provide you with charity information and rankings based on financial information, using ratios and algorithms about fiscal responsibility, etc. This information is important; a well-run organization could be better equipped to provide more and better services. However, these financial data CAN NOT be the full scope of your research as a smart donor!
For one thing, every organization is run differently, with different inputs and outputs and everything in between. How can a set of financial ratios applied across organizations provide all of the information you need about a nonprofit’s work? It seems awfully cold and clinical. If you’re thinking, “There’s something missing there,” you’re not alone.
I ask you this question: What matters most when it comes to deciding whether to support a nonprofit organization? It boils down to this: Are they making a difference for what you care about?
This is not information you can get from financial ratios, and this is where GreatNonprofits comes in. On GreatNonprofits you can read first-hand accounts of how a nonprofit’s work has impacted real people. These stories matter both to hold charities accountable to their missions and to guide YOU, as a donor, in finding the best ones to support.
What matters most when it comes to deciding whether to support a nonprofit organization? It boils down to this: Are they making a difference for what you care about?
Armed with these stories, you can make a decision about which organizations are truly making a difference. You can have confidence that your money is going to the ones that are going to make the most with it.
How to Find Great Nonprofits to Support for Giving Tuesday:
- Go to the 2022 Top-Rated Nonprofits Guide on GreatNonprofits.
- Sort the list by cause or location to help you filter down to what YOU care about most.
- Click through to read the stories on each organization’s profile.
- Choose one or more charities to support.
- Complete your tax-deductible donation right on GreatNonprofits with just a few clicks! (By the way, GreatNonprofits does NOT take a cut of your donation.)
This Giving Tuesday (and all year round!) use GreatNonprofits to help you give with your heart AND have the maximum impact on what you care about.