Be An Informed Donor

Why you should donate to the Hassan Foundation

Top 6 Best Practices of Savvy Donors:

  1. Be Proactive In Your Giving
    Smart givers generally don’t give reactively in a knee-jerk reaction. They don’t respond to the first organization that appeals for help. They take the time to identify which causes are most important to them and their families.
  2. Hang Up the Phone / Eliminate the Middleman
    Informed donors recognize that for-profit fundraisers, those primarily used in charitable telemarketing campaigns, keep 25 to 95 cents of every dollar they collect.
  3. Check the Charity’s commitment to Donor’s rights
    Giving to charity shouldn’t be a one-sided relationship. It should work more like a partnership. To save you time, our financial ratings include an assessment of each charity’s commitment to donor’s rights.
  4. Obtain copies of its Financial Records
    Savvy donors know that the financial health of a charity is a strong indicator of the charity’s programmatic performance. They know that the most efficient charities spend at least 75% of their budget on their programs and services and less than 25% on fundraising and administrative fees.
  5. Concentrate your giving
    When it comes to financial investments, diversification is the key to reducing risk. The opposite is true for philanthropic investments. If you’ve really taken the time to identify a well-run charity that is engaged in a cause that you are passionate about, you should then feel confident in giving it a donation.
  6. Share your intentions and make a long-term commitment
    Smart donors support their favorite charities for the long haul. Again, they see themselves as a partner in the charity’s efforts to bring about change. They know that only with long-term, committed supporters can a charity be successful. And they don’t hesitate to tell the charity of their giving plans so that the organization knows it can rely on the donor and the charity doesn’t have to waste resources and harass the donor by sending numerous solicitations.

When you give you show your appreciation to the Source of all things…