With an average of 500 nonprofits starting in the United States each year since 1996, it can be dizzying to know where to give your hard earned money.
You can go through the process of checking financials on a site like GuideStar.org, interviewing board members and staff, and checking news stories. But that takes a lot of time.
An alternative is to let your local United Way.
Let the United Way do the vetting
The nearly 1800 local United Ways work in 45 countries and territories to better their communities. Each United Way collaborates with thousands of volunteers to vet nonprofits so you don’t have to. These volunteers are