Rapid Round: Guide to Charitable Giving

December 6, 2012 4:22:58 AM PST
'Tis the season for end-of-year donations.

Joining us this morning is Chicago Magazine's Executive Editor Cassie Walker Burke with a Guide to Charitable Giving and recommended charities where your dollars will go far.

5 tips/questions to ask when choosing a charity:

Is the charity tax-exempt?
Does at least 75 percent of its budget go toward its mission?
Is the organization committed to transparency and accountability?
Is the CEO's pay less than 5 percent of the budget?
Is the charity getting the job done?

CHICAGO MAGAZINE'S TOP 3 RECOMMENDED CHARITIES:

Greater Chicago Food Depository (chicagofoodbank.org)
Habitat for Humanity (habitatlc.org)
Inspiration Corporation (inspirationcorp.org)

More info at Chicagomag.com


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