With an average of 500 nonprofits starting in the United States each year since 1996, it can be dizzying to know where to give your hard earned money.
You can go through the process of checking financials on a site like GuideStar.org, interviewing board members and staff, and checking news stories. But that takes a lot of time.
An alternative is to let your local United Way.
Let the United Way do the vetting
The nearly 1800 local United Ways work in 45 countries and territories to better their communities. Each United Way collaborates with thousands of volunteers to vet nonprofits so you don’t have to. These volunteers are
- Creating framework for assessing the needs in their community
- Convening the nonprofits to help them seek funding
- Working with employers to help make it easy for employees to contribute
- And work to assess the nonprofits are stewarding the gifts well.
All so you don’t have to!
Make a gift today
There are lots of ways you can take action. You can volunteer for local causes, you can advocate for them, and you can donate. Simply go to http://www.unitedway.org/take-action/ to find out more about supporting your local United Way!
There are lots of videos on the United Way YouTube channel. Here’s one:
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