Nonprofit Organizations

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Philanthropy and Nonprofits

We all like to do things that make us feel good about ourselves. And what better way to feel good about yourself than to help others? Whether you're looking for a new charity to give to or want to check the legitimacy of one to which you already give, the resources you need are online. You can find a place to volunteer at home or abroad, research and apply to education programs in philanthropy and nonprofit studies, read up on the latest in nonprofit news, or even find ways to better run or start your own nonprofit.

Nonprofit Organizations

The world of philanthropy and volunteering is made up of millions of people such as yourself, and thousands of opportunities to help out in myriad ways. These sites can help you sift through all the grains of goodwill and find the perfect way you can give, volunteer, and interact with the needy and all those others that want to help.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • There are thousands of causes and organizations out there. If you're feeling stretched thin, remember that there are other ways to help besides donating money or volunteering. Check out the community Web sites to help connect others with your causes.
  • If you can't choose one specific charity but still want to help, consider giving to a larger charitable foundation, which in turn funds many various smaller charities and organizations.
  • The sites here are well respected, but a good consumer is an informed consumer; it never hurts to run a quick glance over the fine print yourself. Donating doesn't have to be a one-way interaction, and building relationships with charitable organizations requires this bit of thought and education.
  • When using your credit card to make a donation online, check the security of the site by looking at its trusted privacy policy, making sure the site address starts with "https" (the "s" is for "secure"). The organization might be nonprofit, but cyber-thieves certainly are not. For more information on using your credit card securely online read the findingDulcinea Internet Safety Guide.

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