Welcome charity donors and volunteers

A 2-minute video introduction to SeriousGivers.

Find a Charity or Nonprofit — At CharityCheck101.org you can check the identity and tax status of every nonprofit recognized by the IRS (more than 1.4 million of them). Possibly the best free donor protection tool ever — helping you avoid fake charities and find legitimate ones.

Car Donation Calculator – Ever thought about donating your used car to charity? The Calculator will quickly help you figure out the smartest approach for your car, in your circumstances. This is not a car donation program. SeriousGivers doesn’t have a car donation program. And we don’t plan to have one. NEW

Charity Reviews — Read reviews and find quick information about charities we’ve covered at Charity of the Day.

Doing Good Matters podcast — The only podcast dedicated to helping you and other donors and volunteers do good even better — regardless of which charities or causes you support.

Volunteers and Taxes — Where volunteers ask questions and find answers to what they can deduct under the IRS rules.

Join the Community — The community of caring people who want to make the world better, and are willing to spend time and energy to make it happen. Community members receive free updates and publications to help them do good even better.

Serious Thoughts blog — Regular news and commentary helping you give wisely and well.

Free & More — Free publications to help you do good better.

You give, you care, you want to make the world better. You want the dollars you give and the volunteer hours you spend to be used wisely and well by a strong charity focused on what matters to you. We’re dedicated to helping you — regardless of which charities or causes you support.

Latest Updates

Charity Sherlock #06 - 07-18-2014
How to Value Your Used Car at Edmunds.com -- in 3 Minutes Charity Sherlock helps charity supporters examine charities with videos, Sherlock notes, links and more.  Our focus this time is on making the best decisions about charity car donations...

Tax legislation seeks to boost charitable giving - 07-17-2014
Legislation pending before the U.S. House of Representatives aims to boost charitable giving. The legislation includes A return of the ability of those 70 1/2 or older to donate tax-free from their IRAs. A new ability to take a charitable de...
IRS tips on deducting volunteer travel costs - 07-16-2014
Volunteer travel costs summary The IRS just released tips on deducting costs of volunteer travel for charity. Here's a quick summary, You can't deduct the value of your services. But you can deduct some out-of-pocket costs. You must be travel...
Is making a charity car donation smart or foolish? | DGM 030 - 07-10-2014
Is making a charity car donation smart or foolish? Welcome. This is the podcast that helps you do good even better -- regardless of which charities or causes you support.  This is Ed Long. In each podcast I talk about charities and provide actiona...
Car Donation Calculator - 07-06-2014
Is a charity car donation the best approach for you? Ever thought about donating your used car to charity? You’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of cars have been donated to charities. Donating your used car to a charity will take the...


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