With the holidays upon us, consumers are turning their attention to charitable giving. Helping others in your community, and supporting charities that have a good reputation and spend a majority of their funds on recipients and not overhead expenses, is an honorable goal. Whether you wait for the solicitation in your mailbox, or have a few favorites you support every year, there are many ways to get more 'bang for the buck' out of your donations. Look for tips this month on making the most of your charitable donations.
Starting with #GivingTuesday on December 1, there are many organizations competing for your support and dollars. If you don't feel it is in your budget to donate, think about ways you can support their efforts by donating time, talents, or expertise.
Visit the MCUCD website throughout the month of December, as we look at how to research for the best charities, making sure you get maximum benefit out of your donations, and smart giving to organizations that match your passions. You can also support MCUCD financially in three easy ways.
Montana Credit Unions for Community Development (or MCUCD) is the award-winning, charitable arm of the Montana Credit Union Network. A state-wide nonprofit organization, MCUCD works together with the state's credit unions to improve the lives and financial independence of all Montanans.