Making sense of illness, death and taxes through the eyes of Attorney and Author, Melinda Gustafson Gervasi
Thursday, December 20, 2012
FTC Charity Checklist
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Regular readers of my blog will know that charitable giving is a strong interest of mine. In the coming year watch for my book on how the middle class can be philanthropic, leaving a legacy without having millions. In the meantime, I offer these tips, borrowed from the Federal Trade Commission, as you consider making charitable contributions. Crooks do not take the holidays off, so make sure you are making informed donations.
Ask who wants your money and how it will be used;
Be careful of similarly sounding names of organizations;