Assessing Charitable Giving

Grades: 
11, 12
Subjects: 

To help students understand that not all organizations spend their philanthropic dollars wisely and to teach them effective ways to assess the different approaches. 

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Duration 
Print2 hours
Objectives 

Students will:

  • Learn about GuideStar and Charity Navigator, organizations that assess charities
  • Learn which questions to ask when assessing organizations
  • Learn about budgets for individual nonprofits including program expenses and salaries
Materials 

GuideStar website [http://www.guidestar.org]

Charity Navigator website [http://www.charitynavigator.org] 

Instructions

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  1. A guest speaker describes ways to determine the effectiveness of a nonprofit organization.

  2. Students explore nonprofit assessment sites online.

Assessment 

Students will answer assessment questions about several nonprofits and attempt to select an effective recipient for their donations at the end of the course.