8 Questions to Ask Before Making a Grant


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According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are currently over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. With so many to choose from, how do you determine which ones to support? Answering to the eight questions explored in this article can help you make an informed decision. And thankfully, many of the answers may be as close as your keyboard.

Although some donors will require more information before committing their funds, and some decisions (such as multi-year commitments or significant gifts) might even merit an in-person visit, reviewing a nonprofit’s website is an excellent first step, providing a better sense of both the organization and its programs. As you browse, here are some questions to keep in mind.

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