Focus your Giving
If you’re responding to telephone solicitations, at-the-door requests or mailers, giving $20 a year to 15 different organizations, you may not be doing much good. Since small donations don’t make much of an impact, Rather than a “shotgun” approach in giving, focus your giving on a few charities. Small gifts barely cover the administrative costs. But they do guarantee you’ll end up on everyone’s contact lists. Find charities that are truly important to you and support them with larger donations or by volunteering.