The Combined Federal Campaign underwent major changes last year designed to streamline the government’s charity drive and make giving easier and more efficient. As with any major change, implementation wasn’t smooth, which hurt many charities. Overall giving declined sharply, which has made this year’s campaign even more important for charities.
For more than 30 years, Charitable Choices' goal has been to help donors make good giving decisions and to help charities, especially smaller charities without large marketing budgets, communicate their work to donors.
For donors, we provide easy-to-use information that tells you what charities do and answers some of your questions. Why should I support your charity's work? How can I be sure you won't waste my donation? How does your work differ from that of other charities doing similar work? How will you make a difference over time?
You can find charities answers to these questions by clicking on All Charities A to Z or any of the other links in the left column.
We also provide easy-to-understand information about the process of making donations. How do you decide? Should you support charities providing direct services to people in need (like food for the hungry) or support charities that try to change the underlying reasons that people go hungry? How important is a charity's overhead percentage? What's the best way to give?
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