The holiday season is a popular time to make contributions in the community. Take a few additional steps before making a gift to ensure your contribution makes an impact:
– Determine how you’d like to give. Volunteering your time, contributing funds and donating goods are three ways to make a difference.
– Get to know the nonprofit. Learn about the organization’s initiatives to find out how you can help.
– Consider the nonprofit’s needs. While nonprofit organizations appreciate all donations, they often need specific items to meet increased demand around the holidays and throughout the year. Their wish lists are often posted online.
– Debbie Sokolov, CFRE, St. Petersburg Free Clinic