Organizations have the experience and expertise to know how to use the funds in the best way, trying to obtain the best benefit.
Foundations usually have information to allocate resources where are needed most.
Opinions show that the size and relevance of the organization play a fundamental role when the general public is thinking about doing a contribution.
The effectiveness and size of the charity play a vital role in determining the effectiveness of the donation and its usage.
“The best charities can be at least 10 times better than a typical charity within the same area and hundreds of times better than poorly performing charities, while the worst charities can do harm.”
Helping by yourself could have its pros and coons, things like giving money in cash can be more effective based on some opinions, such as the one expressed by NPR Organization since the delivery of other kinds of goods by governmental or charity association have the problem of assuming what the people need.
Not everybody is worried about the way that their donation is being used
Sources show that people don’t really care that much if the aid given is not being used properly since it’s something that is out of their control.
Sometimes the presentation of a lot of accountability can be perceived as suspicious by the general public since the general assumption is that the found in all organizations are being used properly
Sooner or later, people will have the final decision about how to expend the aid given, even if it’s not in cash, whatever good can be traded by the beneficiaries of the help, as a consequence the best option is to not overthink about the final usage of our collaboration.
Even though you may think that those organizations that are showing more information about the usage of funds and try to keep people confident about the use of their donation can receive more donations, some information shows that in general, this is not the case, and most of the time this is not a general preoccupation but something see just in particular individuals ( maybe you are one of them)
“The overall effect of presenting the information was to reduce donations. Showing the ratings brought no more benefit to the high-rated charities than not showing them. “
People believe that giving money to charity is more effective since they have the expertise and better resources to use the donation in the most effective way.
Donating to charity is less time-consuming than doing it by yourself, it’s also most convenient for those who don’t have information about the way of helping by their own hand.
Since the public tends to give donations if we are talking about a foundation recognized, instead of an anonymous organization, foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation tends to attract a lot of attention and make donors willing to help.
You can have tax deductions based on the country that you are located, in example in The United States of America the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers some deductions
You can have the perception that to help those who needed the most by yourself can be more effective.
People can be afraid that the money is not reaching the intended recipients, or it’s not being used properly by the organization in charge to distribute the aid, however, it’s important to know that in most parts of the world, this is not as easy to do as you may think ( corruption inside charity organizations).
The laws that regulate donation in The United States are quite rigid
With charitable trust law, criminal law, and important attention to solicitations by the public for registrations and review of compliance politics, the trustworthiness of charity organizations is taken quite seriously in America.
People can be influenced by others, we need to have into account that with social media we are seeing a proliferation of content where charity made from particulars is the main topic, not by organizations themselves.
There are psychological reasons why people feel better when help themselves, things like seeing the impact of the help in-live can produce a lot of satisfaction, releasing different chemicals in our brain that make us feel happiness and euphoria for what we are doing.
“ts of kindness can also give our love hormone levels a boost, research suggests. Dr. IsHak says studies have also linked random acts of kindness to releasing dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that can give us a feeling of euphoria.”
Using your skill, ability, and energy can give you satisfaction while you are contributing to a cause since you are feeling that the difference that you are doing in someone’s life is coming from “directly within you”
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