When we rise in the morning... at the table we drink coffee which is provided to us by a South American, or tea by a Chinese, or cocoa by a West African; before we leave for our jobs we are already beholden to more than half the world.
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Angel Fiscal Responsibility
At The Angelrock Project, we feel that serving through donations to non-profit organizations is crucial to making the world a better place for all who inhabit this planet. We are proud to offer a listing of organizations for you to consider for your charitable giving. However, just as important as making the donation, is having the ability to access crucial information about the charity of your choice in terms of fiscal responsibility and organizational efficiency. Please note that you should consider reading the annual reports online of the organizations that you are contemplating making a donation to or requesting their financial records via mail if they are not available online.
Charitable Giving Resources
The following online companies are great resources for determining if the non-profit organization that you are interested in is not only legitimate, but that it is operating with the highest level of efficiency. In general, a non-profit organization should spend no more than 25% of its annual income on overhead, meaning that at least 75% should go to actual services. Anything above 75% is really good and anything between 50-75% should make you do further research before making a donation.
Target Gives $1 Million
Read about Ken Fredman, web developer and marketing executive in Manhattan.
Read about Pam Cope, co-founder of the Touch A Life Foundation, in Dallas, TX.
The Denise Amber Lee Foundation
Coaltion to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
FINCA International provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs.