One Today: Daily donations and social networking combine for good
Givelify: Make your contribution in just 3 taps. This app features many church groups and local nonprofits
Unique Donation Programs:
Amazon Smile automatically generates a donation based on your purchases to the charity of your choice
DonorsChoose.org lets you to contribute to a specific project within the education system.
Kiva.org is a crowdfunded lending program designed to build communities around the world. Private individuals (you) browse borrowers around the world (inspired community members) looking for financial support to go to school or start a small business. The borrower repays over time (the payback rate is over 96%!!)
Remember to find out if your employer has a matching program and ALWAYS submit your donations!
All charities are required by law to share (if asked) what percentage of their donation is used for the cause versus their overhead. Be sure to ask!
Be sure your donation is tax deductible by verifying the organization as a 501(c)3 here
There is no question that monetary donations have the most immediate and definable impact within our communities, but do you really know how your support is used? How do you decide which organizations to give to? Check out some great donor resources at Charity Navigator.