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Online Philanthropy

The satisfaction of helping others through charitable contributions is now as easy as logging onto the Internet and filling out a form. The terms online philanthropy and e-philanthropy are associated with Web sites created to raise money or accept donations for various charitable organizations. The following list of more than 25 Web-based resources can help you be a savvy and safe online philanthropist.


4 A Good Cause
Online donation system available to charities

Attorneys Generals' Offices

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
Provides reports and information about charitable organizations.

Changing Our World
Uses the Internet to increase the amount of philanthropy worldwide. Home of the iCampaign for helping organizations raise money.

Charity USA
Dedicated to assisting nonprofit organizations

Charity Watch
The American Institute of Philanthropy offers tips on giving, a list of top-rated charities, and other information on its Web site.

CharityWeb
Provides e-commerce solutions to nonprofit organizations

Council of Better Business Bureaus

Create Hope
Global workplace giving solutions

Chronicle of Philanthropy, The
The newspaper of the nonprofit world

Donate Old Computers and Electronic Products
Find local programs, manufacturer-retailer programs, government-supported donation/recycling programs and centers.

Donating Your Computer

Foundation Center, The
Helping grant seekers and grant makers

Greater Good
Up to 15% of every purchase is donated to your preferred charity or nonprofit organization.



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Guidestar
National database of nonprofit organizations. More than 850,000 nonprofit organizations. Links to some charitiesí IRS filings are also available.

I-Charity
Bringing together nonprofits, students, companies, philanthropists, and causes.

I-Give
Up to 27% of purchases donated to selected charities.

Independent Charities of America
A nonprofit organization that screens charities, segregates them into topical categories, and presents them for your donation consideration.

Internet Nonprofit Center
Maintains an extensive list of companies involved in e-philanthropy.

Make-A-Donation
Helping nonprofit organizations to accept donations, memorials, memberships and special-event registrations over the Internet.

National Association of Attorneys Generalís Consumer Corner
Consumer Protection Information

NetAid
For anyone with access to the Internet and a desire to help others.

National Cristina Foundation
Dedicated to the support of training through donated, used technology.

National Fraud Information Center
Internet Fraud Watch

Philanthropy Journal, The
Philanthropy Journal helps people understand, support and work in the nonprofit and philanthropic world.

Toys-for-Tots
Hosted by the U.S. Marines, make an online purchase from a participating merchant and a donation is made to Toys-for-Tots.

VolunteerMatch
Helps individuals nationwide find volunteer opportunities posted by local nonprofit and public sector organizations.

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