Many people do not want to support the non-profit because they do not know who will be the most effective use of money. There are a number of factors to consider, and be extra careful donor. Just because it supports charitable donors believe, may not be reason enough for donors to financially support charities. In some cases, it may be best for the donor to support a larger, more well-known not-for-profit, while there are other circumstances when it may make more sense to support smaller, local charities.

Several important donors should ask questions before donating, including:

(1) What percentage of donations go toward the actual programs or grants, and what percentage goes towards the administration? There is considerable variation in the actual percentages that go towards each, and it is essential that organizations keep their overheads down. You can check out for knowing more about donor management services.

(2) In addition to cash, what other contributions the organization receives? Does the organization accept items such as cars and boats, and then liquidate them for cash? Does the organization take securities (stocks, bonds, etc.), and what the organization's policy on hold or sell securities

(3) If the organization gives grants, what the size of their corpus? What investments are used? Is the right investment portfolio?

(4) Is the donor share a common ethic or goals or vision of the organization?

(5) Has the organization consistently filed timely Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service, and the state, if necessary? Is the organization's financial statements and filings are available for viewing by potential donors?