How to Decide Which Non-Profit to Choose When Sponsoring a Child
There are a lot of great opportunities out there for sponsoring a child in need through a non-profit organization but unfortunately, there are a lot of scams. We have some great tips to decipher the good from the bad when you want to sponsor a child.
First of all, how transparent is the non-profit as to where your sponsorship will be used? An organization on the up and up will be able to tell you how your sponsorship will be used, give you examples and show you examples of other sponsors. If you get dodged on an answer, raise your eyebrows and proceed with caution.
Ask for references. Who is the non-profit affiliated with? If the non-profit won't tell you, then it's time to move on. Transparency in all is very important. On the same token, if you are a non-profit organization and your speciality is helping children, make sure that your organization can answer questions, show proof of where donations go and be ready to show prospective donors what you do and who you do it for.
A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself questions that you'd want answers to. Many non-profits create information sheets, put the information or commonly asked questions on their websites or have small brochures printed. All of these are great ways to get the information out in front of people that are researching a non-profit to sponsor a child.
No matter if you're researching a non-profit or you have a non-profit and you want to make sure that you make a stellar impression on any new, potential donors, use these tips to ensure you choose a worthy non-profit or your non-profit is the one that gets chosen!