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