How to stretch your charitable giving this holiday season

With more and more individuals in need of assistance from charitable organizations and a pronounced drop in donations for charities of all kinds, it is important to find a way to make the most of your charitable giving.

Smart Money Magazine compiled a list of 7 ways to stretch your charitable gifts which will increase the impact of your gift, even if you need to cut back on the amount.

The 7 ways of making the most of your charitable donation are:

  • Giving to the neediest organization

  • Give more than cash

  • Use sites that offer matching donations

  • Check financial records

  • Seek reputable outfits

  • Skip the middlemen

  • Stay Focused