Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday's Giving Tip: Investigate the Charity's Outcomes

Take the time to learn about a charity’s accomplishments, goals and challenges by reviewing its website and/or talking with its staff. They should be able to tell you about the quality and depth of their results as well as their capacity to continue to get these results, not just the number of activities or people served. This is critical step, after all, the charity’s ability to bring about long lasting and meaningful change in the lives of people and communities should be the key reason for your financial investment.

For more help, read our suggested questions to ask charities.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

What Inspires You To Give?

Our Pinterest Board is full of quotes that inspire people to give back. 

But we want to know, what inspires you?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday's Giving Tip: Find a Charity that Matches Your Philanthropic Passion!

At least one million charities exist in this country.  Don’t settle for an organization that isn’t an exact match for your beliefs, ideals, and goals.  No matter what you want to support — whether it be assisting veterans, cleaning up your town’s rivers, helping Syrian refugees, or spaying feral cats in Kansas — there’s a charity out there that matches your intentions. Take the time to find it.  Don’t settle for large, brand-name, multi-purpose organizations that have a small component with which you identify. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Note About Becoming a 4-Star Charity

"I would like to thank your organization and team for all of the help that you have provided to me and many others in the field of charitable giving. Charity Navigator is an invaluable resource and place of support.

Thank you for helping us taking all the steps necessary to present properly the important work of the IAJF and our board members who volunteer their time, energy and resources without compensation into supporting our mission.

 After much collaboration and guidance from the Charity Navigator staff, it fills me with pride to see our organization presented with a 4-star charity ranking. This accomplishment represents the hard work of both our organizations. Thank you for all your support in achieving this respected and deserving score." ~ Joshua Lahijani, Director of Development and Young Leadership, Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York