#GivingTuesdayCLT

 

#GivingTuesday begins on Tuesday 11/14/17 and culminates on 11/28/17.

There’s Thanksgiving… Black Friday… Cyber Monday… then #GivingTuesday.

In 2016 Charlotte was the largest community-wide Giving Tuesday campaign in history, raising $7.2M for 174 Charlotte nonprofits.    Watch the video.

Not familiar with #GivingTuesday?

Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a Global Day of Giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season by connecting diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate generousity and to give.

Your generousity today keeps this ministry afloat. 100% of monies that come in to All Things Possible during our medical campaigns go toward the medical bills and life-saving equipment needed by the families we serve.  This is pretty much unheard of in the nonprofit world.

We keep our medical and operational accounting separate so those giving to a family in medical crisis, can rest assured that every dime of their contribution is indeed going where they intended. Consequently, we need your donations today to cover basic operational costs of doing business. Our goal for this year’s #GivingTuesdayCLT Campaign is to raise $5,000.

Always do your homework before donating

It’s important to check ratings of various charities by mission, percentage of donation going to overhead vs recipients, location, history, etc. There are organizations that review nonprofits for you. You will also want to review the charity’s website, and social media pages to get a real feel for the mission, execution, results and stewardship.

Charity watchdog organizations differ in their opinions of what constitutes a charity that spends its money well. Some say that at least 66% of all donations should go directly towards programs that supply direct relief. Others say that the minimum should be 75%. The organizations below publish ratings to help donors understand how efficiently their contributions to charities are being raised and spent.

  • Guide Star is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. In 2010, their database contained over information on over 1.9 million organizations. They collect IRS information and other public financial data. GuideStar also has a community interface that lets you leave commentary about specific charities.  

NOTE: All Things Possible Ministries has achieved Gold Member status with GuideStar.org. 

  • Charity Watch and Charity Navigator evaluate large charities that receive $1 million or more of public support annually and that are of interest to donors on a national level. All Things Possible Ministries is not eligible for rating by Charity Watch or Charity Navigator due to the fact that we do not meet their minimum $1 million or more of revenue dollars required for inclusion.

 

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