MAK­ING YOUR DO­NA­TION COUNT

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Lo­cal char­i­ties can use your help; the na­tion’s biggest char­i­ties are grow­ing much faster than smaller, lo­cal ones, says Stacy Palmer, editor of The

Chronicle of Phi­lan­thropy. Go to char­i­ty­nav­i­ga­tor.org and guidestar.org to get more info on all char­i­ties. Look at how much or­ga­ni­za­tions spend on over­head and how much they spend di­rectly on pro­grams. “Make sure your dol­lar is go­ing to be well used,” says Sara Na­son, spokesper­son for Char­ity Nav­i­ga­tor. Go to Pa­rade.com/char­ity for more info on choss­ing a char­ity

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