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The Top Five Reputable Animal Charities, The Blue Dot Post, reputable charities.#Reputable #charities
Most people want to have purpose or make a difference in this world. For me, it s helping and rescuing animals in dire need through animal causes and charities. Good news for us animal lovers, there are many great animal causes! They educate the public and give a voice to the voiceless. How do you know the one you are supporting is reputable and the donations are being allocated properly? You could go to Charity Watch and search. What if you don t see the cause you want to support? That s fine since not all charities are going to show up on the list. For example, a smaller charity may be very reputable but fall under the radar. Here are my personal picks for the top five reputable animal charities (in no particular order). These are my picks because I have been involved to help bring attention to each of them in my community. I hope one will peak your interest!
These five charities are all very different, however, serve the same purpose. They help animals in need. In the famous words of Mahatma Gandhi, The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. With the help of these five charities, I would say we are headed in the right direction.
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5 Tips For Donating To A Reputable Charity
1-800-CharityCars, a nationwide car donation/distribution charity, depends on the generosity of the donating public to carry out our organization’s main focus of providing free donated vehicles to struggling families, in an effort to assist them in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency. We know firsthand the impact that the monetary and vehicle donations we receive will make in the lives of people in need and the importance of charitable giving for all upstanding Charities that make a difference by giving people in need a helping hand. It is through the kindness of donors who are willing to give, that Charities can offer assistance to those in need.
People are hesitant to give because of the fear that they may be donating to an illegitimate charity. We want to help you avoid giving your time, money and/or belongings to bad charities by offering you the following tips for finding a reputable charity:
If you decide to donate to any charity, be sure you know who you’re dealing with. If they are not an organization you are familiar with, make sure to check them out. Find out who they are, what their mission statement is, how long they have been in existence, verify their Non Profit status, visit their website(s) and find out what their program(s) offer and who they assist specifically. This information should be accessible for any reputable charity.
It is mandated by law that Charities must provide specific details about their program guidelines and expenses. You have every right to question a Charity before making a donation. Ask the charity things like: where your donation will go, who your donations will help, how many people they helped in the previous year and if your contribution is tax deductible. As the philosopher Sir Francis Bacon once said Knowledge is power.” Ask the questions and get the answers you need. This gives you the power to make sure your donation is going to a reputable charity who will use it in the way you wish.
Perform a Google search by entering the Charity s name and see what can you find. The amount of information that is readily available on the internet is astounding and Google makes it simple to find the information you need. In just a few minutes and a few clicks, you will have an abundance of information at your fingertips and will be able to ascertain if it is a reputable charity is worthy of your donation.
The IRS requires all charities in the United States to file a form 990. This form contains information including, but not limited to, how much income they received and where it came from, a breakdown of their total expenses, net assets, types of programs they run and how they spend their money. You can get an overall look at the organization s financial standing and determine if their allocation of funds is directly in alignment with their stated mission, who and/or what they support, their commitment to best practices, and a good feel of whether or not they are a reputable charity.
If you get the feeling in your stomach that something just does not feel right, then follow your intuition. If you’re not confident about the Charity or feel any apprehension, then it is probably best to just move on to another Charity. Your decision to help someone in need and provide to any charity, such as a car donation, should not be clouded by any unsettling feelings. Giving to help others should make you feel a sense of joy not uncertainty.
Be sure to take the time to look into who you’re going to be making a charitable contribution to. Taking a little time to evaluate a Charity can help safeguard your donations and make sure they are put to good use by a reputable charity and in the manner you wish them to be used. 1-800-Charity Cars has live operators available 7 days a week; you can contact us at 1-800-242-7489 and we will be more than happy to help answer any questions or concerns that you may have when you are planning charitable giving.
You can help change the lives of struggling families by making monetary donations or by making a car donation to charity. 1-800-Charity Cars accepts vehicle donations throughout the entire United States, including New Jersey and Illinois; visit our online car donation form to donate online or call 1-800-242-7489 to make a tax deductible car donation today. Make your donation to a reputable charity by or on December 31st to get a 2013 tax deduction.
An important Gift Aid update for our charities – JustGiving blog, just giving donations.#Just
An important Gift Aid update for our charities
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Late last year, JustGiving experienced a spike in Gift Aid rejections after a more stringent application of regulations by HMRC. As a result, JustGiving was asked to retrospectively remove Gift Aid claims on donations which referenced more than one person in the name or message boxes on JustGiving pages. Whilst HMRC assured us this was part of a sector-wide attempt to improve the way Gift Aid is applied, it particularly affected ‘social giving’, where individuals want to leave messages of support for fundraisers that include other close family members.
JustGiving has worked closely with HMRC for 15 years, ever since we pioneered the reclaim of Gift Aid on online donations. We have worked especially hard over the last few months to develop suitable solutions to the challenge of interpreting ‘family donations’, and shared with HMRC the very useful feedback we received from charities and users alike.
We are delighted to be able to confirm that within the last fortnight, as part of a series of ongoing changes, HMRC has agreed to a temporary lifting of this family type restriction. Until notified otherwise, JustGiving expects to be able to claim Gift Aid on donations with associated messages that contain no more than four names of linked family members. This should significantly reduce the number of future donations which have Gift Aid retrospectively removed. (Note: donations from parties other than the declared taxpayer, ticketed activities, a single donation from multiple unrelated individuals and other specific activities remain ineligible for Gift Aid, just as they have always been).
HMRC has also given JustGiving permission to retrospectively claim Gift Aid on all donations complying with this new definition for the previous period from November 2015 to now. This means that thousands of affected charities will be able to regain the Gift Aid income that they had lost.
As an affected charity, how will you receive this money?
We expect the processing of these retrospective payments to be challenging, and the JustGiving team is working hard to find the best way to get the right money to charities effectively. We will most likely have to phase the payments over a number of weeks, but please be reassured that we will be working to ensure that every charity affected gets the correct funds as quickly as possible. These transactions will be accompanied by appropriate reporting.
Once a clear process has been defined, all affected charities will be notified.
We are very pleased to have achieved this outcome for our charities in collaboration with HMRC. Our ambition has always been to ensure that every UK taxpayer entitled to claim Gift Aid on their charitable donation is able to do so, and we will continue to work closely with HMRC to ensure that Gift Aid is applied accurately and fairly, while making the experience as intuitive as possible for donors. Thank you all once again for being so patient and supportive throughout this process.
Meaning of “charity shop” in the English Dictionary
charity shop noun [ C ]
› a shop in which a charity sells all types of used goods that are given by the public, or in which they sell new goods, to make money for the work of the charity
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- The most commonly used outlets are used bookstores, garage sales, library sales, charity shops and any other place that sells old books.
“charity shop” in Business English
charity shop noun [ C ]
› a shop in which a charity sells used goods which are given by the public, or new goods, to make money for the work of the charity
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How to find Reputable Holiday Charities and Avoid Scams – ABC News, reputable charities.#Reputable
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Avoid Charity Grinch Scams This Holiday
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This holiday season, even with rising unemployment rates, a dismal dollar and an exploding federal deficit, Americans will do what they’ve always done: They’ll give money to the less fortunate.
In fact, 50 percent of all charitable donations by individuals this year will be made between Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Eve. The reasons for this are pretty simple: This is the time of the year when many of us are reminded how fortunate we still are; this is the time of the year when holiday bonuses are issued, freeing up a few extra dollars in the family budget; and of course, this is the time of year when taxpayers realize they need to make a few charitable gifts to ease their tax burden in April.
No matter the motivation, now is when Americans reach for their checkbooks and do what they can to help those who are struggling. And with dollars being stretched tighter than ever, it is imperative that charitable donors make sure their gifts go not just to any charity, but to an exceptional charity.
After being in this business for most of my adult life, I can tell you that not all charities are created equal, and while most are well-meaning, not all are high-performing. If you want to make sure your charitable contribution brings you the most bang for your buck, no matter how much you have to give, here are some helpful hints to guide your giving and ensure you don’t get scammed.
Make Sure Your Charity Is Efficient and Effective
Twenty-five percent can go to overhead and fundraising costs, but at least three-quarters of every dollar they spend should go to the direct implementation of whatever they do, whether it is cleaning up the beaches, protecting abused women or running an after-school program.
How do you find out this number? One way is to research them online through CharityNavigator.org, or at the Web site of your state Attorney General. Another way is to simply ask the charity what their program ratios are. Good charities love to tell prospective donors about how efficient they are.
You’ll hear a lot of talk this time of year that a particular charity is a “really good cause.” That’s nice, but it’s not enough.
There are a million good causes. You need to go a step further and find a charity that is also doing good work and doing it efficiently. With your private investments, we look for a proven track record of success, but in charities we too often get caught up in what their mission is, rather than what they have done. Look at the charity’s track record. If they have done good things in the past and can point to legitimate accomplishments, that’s a good sign.
Look for Exceptional Leaders
Give Locally If You Can
So now you know what you’re looking for in a charity this holiday season. What are things you should be looking out for and trying to avoid with your holiday giving?
Politely Decline the Clipboards on the Street
Sadly, there’s enough fraud here that I would recommend that you don’t give any money to people with clip boards on your street or to those jars at your convenience store. The truth is that charity giving should feel corporate or clinical, and if anything about your donation doesn’t feel completely professional, there’s a decent chance you’re about to get scammed
Never Give Over the Phone
Many phone calls soliciting charitable donations come from for-profit professional telemarketers that keep a sizable portion of your donation for themselves and don’t really care about the cause they’re promoting. Find out if the person with whom you are speaking works for a telemarketing company or is a volunteer or employee of the charity itself. Professional, for-profit telemarketers typically negotiate their fees ahead of time and know exactly how much of every dollar raised goes to the charity and how much stays with the telemarketer.
Companies often charge the charity 50 to 90 cents of each dollar raised. Ask the person on the other end of the line to tell you how much of your donation will actually end up with the charity. By law, they must tell you.
Throw Coins in the Bucket if You Want, But Know You’re Having Little Impact
It’s really hard for the spare change to add up to a lot of money; in most cases, they have to pay a guy to stay there and ring the bell, so they’re merely hoping to raise enough per hour to break even on the bell ringer. It’s an effort to get their mission statement out and in that way, those omnipresent spokespeople for their cause are invaluable. The general rule is that loose change doesn’t add up to much. If you really want to help the Salvation Army, keep the change in your pocket and go home and write them a real check.
This holiday season, it is expected that charitable giving will again be down, as it was in 2008 for the first time in 40 years. This is, of course, horrible news for the most vulnerable people of our community, as more and more of our citizens are at-risk than at any time in recent memory.
Charities have seen a perfect storm line up against them: Foundation assets are down, corporate philanthropy is weakened, government funding is disappearing, and individuals, the backbone of the charitable world, are struggling to make ends meet at home, before they have the capacity to help others. More of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens are at-risk than at any time in recent memory. The best way we can help them is to make smart charitable decisions this holiday season.
Trent Stamp is executive director of The Eisner Foundation in Los Angeles. Previously, he was the founder of Charity Navigator, America’s leading charity watchdog.
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