Because there is so much good in the world, individuals will do anything they can to take advantage of the goodwill of other people’s generosity.
As Americans give their money to organizations in support of helping those in need, there are people who create imposter organizations that are intentionally designed to look like the real thing. All of the donations they receive from generous philanthropists are pocketed and used for their own gain.
Don’t let that scare you into withholding your involvement in support of these charities. Instead, investigate the credibility of the organization using this guide:
- A good name doesn’t mean a good charity.
- Discover who else is supporting the charity.
- Pay attention to websites who rate charities.
Read the full article by Alexander Gladney about charity legitimacy from Medium
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