Online donations can be an effective way to help those in need. To make sure your money is going where you intended, follow these tips:
- Go directly to the charity’s website (type it in yourself, don’t just click an emailed link).
- Verify their email address and/or phone number.
- Ask to see the 990 IRS form to ensure they’re legitimate.
- Print a copy of the donation confirmation page (ask for one if you don’t automatically receive it).