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Friday, July 5, 2013

Intelligent Giving Friday Tip: Confirm 501(c)(3) Status

Confirm 501(c) (3) Status

Wise donors don't drop money into canisters at the checkout counter or hand over cash to solicitors outside the supermarket. Situations like these are irresistible to scam artists who wish to take advantage of your goodwill. Smart givers only support groups granted tax-exempt status under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator meet this basic requirement.

Once again, happy 4th of July and enjoy your weekend!

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