If you could donate to any charity what would it be?

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and why that one?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Amnesty International, the human rights group. I write letters for political prisoners and victims of torture. Sometimes i give a small amount of money. What we really need are volunteers to write letters.

    http://www.amnestyusa.org/ in the USA

    http://www.web.amnesty.org/contacts/engindex in other countries.

  • 1 decade ago

    It would depend on the size of the gift and my desired outcome of giving that gift. If it was in the normal spectrum of $20 - $10,000 than almost any charity could absorb it efficiently. At a large one it wouldn't have any impact on their overall operations but a donation of $1,000 or more would have a huge impact for an all-volunteer or a single paid staff member organiztion.

    If the gift were really large($100,000+) then I would lean towards small and medium non-profits but I would research their capacity to absorb the money before giving it to them. I would probably give a large gift to a local collective bookstore so that they could complete their building acquisition fund and have a permanent home. If it was an even bigger amount(million+) I would probably give it to Grassroots International(where I work) as an endowment but restrict it in such a way that it would influence the direction of the organization if they were to accept it.

    One thing I know for sure is that there is no way for a donation to efficiently process small donations so it is better for the non-profits if they receive $100 from one donor than $21 each from 5 donors. Similar amounts of money from fewer donors allow more money to flow to the bottom line - which is where their mission is executed.

    Source(s): Personal experience as fundraising professional at Grassroots International and as local activist.
  • 1 decade ago

    Care Australia. They help communities in crisis all over the world. Five million children die each year because they don't have clean drinking water. Care provides facilities for communities, like clean wells, sanitary facilities, clothing, food, shelter and medical assistance. They don't have a religious agenda. They also teach people how to grow food, provide seeds, set people up in cottage industries, like growing chickens and producing eggs.

    Source(s): www.careaustralia.org.au
  • 1 decade ago

    I prefer local charities, and ones that help specific people, not the ones that are looking to change legislation. Check this website for good local groups: www.faithinaction.org (they're all multi-faith). I also go to www.guidestar.org and look up a group's finances.

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  • Joe D
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    1 decade ago

    Local library

    Local food bank

    Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

  • 1 decade ago

    American Cancer Society hands down.

    But also the doctors without borders because they're working so hard in places like Darfur.

  • 1 decade ago

    The childrens hospital that helped save my daughters life and also the salvo's cos they helped out my mum and siblings and i when we needed it years ago.i donate when i can but it never feels enough

  • 1 decade ago

    none of the national ones... they are only required to spend 5 cents on the dollar to what you donate for

  • 1 decade ago

    This time of year it would be Salvation Army (http://www.salvationarmy.org)/ or Samaritan's Purse (http://www.samaritanspurse.com)/

    They are both good organizations that do a nice job of controlling administrative costs.

  • 1 decade ago

    An animal shelter, because i love animals they are so sweet, and they take a lot of B.S off humans, like abuse, and people who test products on them.

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