10 of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of

By Charity Navigator These 10 charities work throughout the country and the world. They are large, complex organizations with budgets exceeding $100 million, and at least $65 million in net assets. They became household names in part because of their exceptional financial management, no easy feat considering the scope and size of their operations. Charitable givers should feel confident that these national institutions put their donations to good use. …read more

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The Tax Advantages of Donating Stock

As the year winds down, many write checks to their favorite charities, securing valuable income-tax deductions. (You can’t deduct charitable gifts … …read more

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10 Charities in Deep Financial Trouble

By Charity Navigator If an organization owes more than it owns, that’s a bad sign. If the bills it owes by the end of the year are more than it can pay, that’s an even worse sign. These 10 charities are insolvent. Not only do their total liabilities, or what they owe, exceed their total assets, they also maintain negative working capital — that is, the bills they owe exceed available assets that can be used to pay those bills. While these charities may not be facing bankruptcy, their fundamental insolvency puts these charities in a very dangerous position. …read more

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Watch a Charity’s Administrative Expenses

LARRY ZIMPLEMAN: With any charitable giving, I believe it’s important to do some “due diligence” to see how much of the organization’s operating … …read more

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Funds for Charitable Giving See Strong Growth

Strong gains for the stock market last year translated into big wins for donor-advised funds. Contributions to these charitable-giving vehicles surged … …read more

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Research First, Donate Second

The problem is that many individuals give without always doing the proper research on the charities or what the charities do with the donated money. …read more

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Birkin Bags, Jeff Koons Art on the Charity Auction Block

Birkin Bags, Jeff Koons Art on the Charity Auction Block. Around $5.5 million Raised to Benefit the U.N.’s Vaccination Efforts. Jeff Koons stands next to … …read more

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The Smart Way to Donate Stock

You recently read an article about donating shares of stock to a charity to save on income taxes. You think, “Bingo! I am going to sell my two losing … …read more

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Nick Woodman Is Selling Some of His GoPro Shares

The news that the charity wasn’t bound by the so-called “lock-up” arrangement that prevents GoPro’s big shareholders from selling for six months after … …read more

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How Small Companies Should Give to Charities

Lots of small companies support charitable causes. For many of them, though, the desire to do good raises tricky questions. What charity should they … …read more

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