Web Sites for Rating Financial Efficiency of Nonprofit Organizations
♥ Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance: http://www.give.org
♥ Charity Navigator: www.charitynavigator.org: great for finding accountability and rankings of nonprofits
♥ Oprah (recommends some terrific Oprah-rated nonprofits): http://www.oprah.com
♥ Peter Drucker Foundation, Leader to Leader Institute: http://www.pfdf.org
♥ Guide Star provides information to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving: www.guidestar.org
Web Sites for Direct On-Line Giving
DonorsChoose: http://www.donorschoose.org (New York). Founded in 2000, they connect donors directly to classroom projects in public schools.
GlobalGiving: www.globalgiving.com (Washington). Founded in 2000, this site allows donors to support international charitable causes.
Kiva: www.kiva.org (San Francisco). Founded in 2005, Kiva allows people to lend funds at 0% interest to entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Modest Needs: www.modestneeds.org (New York). Founded in 2002, this site allows people to make donations to low-income individuals who need short-term help.
OptINnow: www.optinnow.org (Chicago). Founded in 2008 by Opportunity International, this site permits the choice of a third-country individual in need of a small microcredit loan to create a business. This mini-amount maximizes entrepreneurship.Web Sites for Volunteer Opportunities