Whether you donate money or in-kind to a charity or nonprofit directly (through their website, in cash, or by check), through “fraudsters” (the FTC word), or through donation clearinghouses like Willamette Week’s Give Guide or the Oregonian’s Season of Sharing ….
Make Sure Your Donation is Doing What You Want it to Do – and learn a little about the nonprofit and fundraising world while you’re at it:
The Oregon Department of Justice Charitable Activities website is a good place to begin your research. Find these topics and more:
Search Charities Database
Tips and Guides
Filing a Complaint
For Charities and Fundraisers
See also the ODoJ Charitable Activities Section webpage if you are a charity and nonprofit – and for another link to the Disqualified Charities list and the excellent Tips for Charitable Giving.
Visit the ODoJ homepage for updated links.