Listed below are several ways to to be sure your contribution makes the greatest impact.
1. Look for organizations who have a donation matching program. A donation match will double the impact of your gift! To celebrate Giving Tuesday, November 29, an anonymous donor is providing a dollar to dollar match up to $10,000.00 for Janus!
2. Brush off telemarketers - Avoid potential credit card fraud by not providing your private information to a solicitor over the phone. Some charities hire third party firms to call donors making the return on a donation merely pennies.
2. While overhead is an unavoidable expense, organizations with a budget of $1 million or more should spend at least 75% of their budget on programs. The Janus budget is slightly over $3 million and we spend 91% of donations on programs.
3. Select a charity who is transparent with goals and specific results. If a mission is "to end poverty", your dollars may be better spent elsewhere. If an organization provides details and statistics about their budget, outcomes, etc. you can feel confident about your donation. View the Janus Annual Report on our website, www.janus-inc.org, under the "Take Action" icon on our home page to review our budget expenses and revenue.