DG4C Volunteer ExPerience
There are countless charitable organizations in Chicago alone, and the above groups are only representative of individual participation. However, if you want to get involved but don't see something you are interested in above, check out this link that can help you decide where you do want to volunteer.
And if you want to do the most good possible when donating to charity, make sure you know the financial implications for your giving and research the landscape of potential recipient organizations for your money. For tax purposes, it’s beneficial to know the federal deduction thresholds and how to navigate your donation patterns to maximize your own return. And considerations like which charities have the lowest overhead and which are the most impactful should definitely be taken into account. You may also be able take advantage of gift matching programs offered through employers so that you double the impact of your donation. You can even donate to a mutual fund type of charity, where financial philanthropy experts allocate pools of funds according to what will do the most good.
All of these resources are helpful on their own. However, in our experience there are oftentimes gaps in information that required additional research, which can be time-consuming or frustrating. Let DoGood4Chi help minimize the frustration of the search and get your philanthropy journey started quicker.
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