Deciding which charity to support doesn’t have to be hard. These tips will help.
Anna Hargrave calls it “paralysis by possibility.” That’s the feeling some people get this time of year when they’ve decided to donate to charity but don’t know exactly which nonprofit to choose. “They know there are a lot of great organizations but once they start looking, they feel overwhelmed,” said Hargrave, executive director of the Montgomery County office of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, a group that works with philanthropies and donors.
Things are even more complicated this year. The coronavirus has affected everything. Charities on the front lines of the pandemic have been scrambling to help clients. Those groups in areas previously unrelated to health find themselves pivoting to address the virus while continuing their traditional work.
In other words: It’s more important than ever to give. Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday, a good time to take action.
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Source: The Washington Post
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