With the holidays fast approaching, it is indeed the season for giving. The fact that there are so many charities and worthy causes in need of support makes weeding out those fake charities even tougher than it was before. Luckily, the Nerds have put together a few online resources to make sure that your donation or time is going to a charity that will use your donation to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. This is our guide on how to give back online.
If you are on the fence about making a donation to a certain charity, start by going to CharityNavigator.org. CharityNavigator has a database of over 8,000 charities with unbiased, objective, and numbers-based rating systems. These ratings are based upon the charity's financial outlook, transparency, and accountability. This way you can be sure that no matter how much you give back the donation will be used efficiently based on the programs and services that have been sustained throughout the past. If you already have a charity in mind, simply use CharityNavigator's search option, or check out their great top 10 lists to... Read More