Tips for Giving

Wise Giving Tips

  • If a nonprofit asks you for a contribution, check to see if it's registered with the Division of Charitable Solicitations, Fantasy Sports and Gaming.
     
  • Take your time. Resist pressure to give on the spot.
     
  • Ask Questions. If an organization has a specific mission, ask how and who will benefit from your donation.
     
  • If you are asked for a donation via text or email, verify it is directly from the charity or nonprofit.
     
  • Do your own research and don't assume a social media or blog recommendation has been approved by the nonprofit.
     
  • If you give through an app or website, ask if it is going directly to the organization.
     
  • Avoid giving cash. Always ask for a receipt and if your contribution is tax deductible.
     
  • Pay close attention to the name of the nonprofit organization, as there are many with similar names.
     
  • Don't forget there are many ways to give, such as volunteering your time.
     
  • If a paid fundraiser asks you for a donation, ask how much is kept by the fundraiser and how much goes to the nonprofit.