Millions of Americans are trying to figure out the best way to use their money to help people recover after Hurrican Dorian. David Campbell, an expert in philanthropy at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has four tips to keep in mind before donating to those impacted by this disaster.

  • Decide what matters most to you. Do you prefer to support local, national or global organizations? Would you rather give directly to individuals in need?
  • Consider several options. Seek groups that do the kind of work you care about most.
  • Focus on results. Make sure a charity is likely to make a difference with your money.
  • Watch for red flags. Consult charity rating sites.

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