Determining the Legitimacy of a Charity or Nonprofit


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.

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Determining the Legitimacy of a Charity or Nonprofit

The sites featured in this section have stepped in to help you ensure that your charity and philanthropy are being properly used. If you want a list of respected foundations, want to confirm that a certain nonprofit is on the up-and-up, or want a closer look into the finances of your favorite charities, these online watchdogs will give you the goods.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • There are thousands of charities and these watchdog sites have limited resources. Just because an organization doesn't appear on their list doesn't necessarily mean it isn't trustworthy. Try searching for articles about your charity for alternative verification.
  • Some of these sites might have higher (or lower) standards than you think necessary for charitable organizations, so take a look at how a site evaluates charities before you trust its judgment on a particular one.

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