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Savvy Donors Do Good Well

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Savvy Donor Resources

We’ve rounded up a bunch of our favorite resources for you to use. Click for the resource list . . .

CharityCheck101.org

Check Charity Identity and Tax Status

Thinking about giving? First do your CharityCheck to identify the organization and find its tax status and EIN (employer identification number).

Charity EIN plate

Charity EINs, DNA and Research

While charity names can be similar, no two charities have the same EIN (employer identification number). EINs are like charity DNA. Learn how to use EINs in your charity research . . .

Researcher

Best Free Charity Research Sites

Using free charity research websites can connect you to a gold mine of information. Click for our latest list . . .

Amazed

Planned Giving - Smart and Easy

You too will be amazed. Our guide shows you seven smart and easy approaches for leaving gifts to charity. Click for the smart and easy guide . . .

Peace at the End

End-of-Life Care

We all deserve peace at the end of life. But that’s not the end-of-life experience for many in our communities. Many die in hospitals and skilled nursing homes — medical facilities where peace can be hard to find. Learn how to do better for yourself or a person you love . . .

Peace through Care Planning

Care Planning for Peace

We all deserve peace at the end of life. Care planning can help assure that we find that peace. Learn more about planning you can do now . . . 

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Fight the flood of charity mail and email

Do one or more of these express how you feel about the charity mail or email you receive? (more…)
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Fight the flood of charity mail and email

Mileage rates for 2024

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2024 optional standard mileage rates. They're used to calculate the deductible costs of...
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Mileage rates for 2024

The 99 Highest Revenue Nonprofits

Here’s our list of the 99 nonprofits with the highest revenues as they’ve reported to the IRS (United States Internal...
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The 99 Highest Revenue Nonprofits

The 99 Wealthiest Nonprofits

Here's our list of the 99 wealthiest nonprofits based on the book value of total assets they report to the...
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The 99 Wealthiest Nonprofits

Sister Mary Perfecta’s Big Day

Sister Mary Perfecta teaches 4th grade at Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows. It's time to fix the direction of education...
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Sister Mary Perfecta’s Big Day

IRS warns of scammers using fake charities to exploit taxpayers

Fake charities a year-round plagueWhether tying themselves to a prominent cause or preying on compassion related to a natural disaster,...
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IRS warns of scammers using fake charities to exploit taxpayers

Mileage rates for 2023

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2023 optional standard mileage rates. They're used to calculate the deductible costs of...
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Mileage rates for 2023

Protect your year-end donation deductions – 2022 – a Q&A

Question #1: You use your credit card to donate to a qualified charity on December 31 this year. You don't...
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Protect your year-end donation deductions – 2022 – a Q&A

Tax-free IRA donations are Smart!

Give and Grin. If you are age 70½ (70.5) or older you can donate from your IRA directly to the...
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Tax-free IRA donations are Smart!

Together we can UP charity services by $36 billion a year

Individuals (that's you, me, our friends, our neighbors) donate more than $366 billion to charities a year (direct giving (including...
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Together we can UP charity services by $36 billion a year