Charitable Contributions Increase Due to Factors like NY Car Donation

A report recently released by the charity watchdog Blakbaud indicated a significant increase in the number of donations last summer, fueled by conventional monetary contributions as well as by people willing to donate a car in NY to organizations such as Miles Ahead Donations, among others. Isaac O’Bannon of CPA Practice Advisor provided further details on the subject: [Read more...]

Why You Should Donate a Car in NY Instead of Bathing in Ice Water

Popular charities, such as the recent ALS fundraiser, get a lot of attention due to their unique donation format, but they can be a disservice to other well-meaning charities. A report on the Quartz website published last August 14, 2014 details how high-profile and competitive charities can detract from the noble goal of actually helping others. The article makes a good point regarding how charities can encourage people to genuinely lend aid: [Read more...]

How a Car Donation in New York Will Genuinely Benefit a Nonprofit

The ALS fundraising campaign has been quite successful lately thanks to the participation of celebrities, but the campaign’s true goals may have been largely overshadowed by the hype generated by the “ice bucket challenge”. An article on Time’s MONEY website section, dated August 19, 2014 discusses how the ALS campaign, despite good intentions, might be focused too much on its ice-bucket-pouring gimmick: [Read more...]

Car Donation in New York: Suitable Choice Not Only for the Wealthy

Giving to the needy is always something that should be seen as positive, regardless if the giver belongs to the upper class of society or from the hard-working middle class. Americans have increased their donations to various non-profit charitable institutions in 2013, based on a report by Giving USA Foundation. The donations came from people from different economic backgrounds, including a sector that is still reeling from the recent economic turmoil in the country. [Read more...]