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car donation tips for 2009

if you are donating your car to a registered 501 c(3 ) charity

check the status of the organization on guidestar.org prior to releasing your vehicle

ask the charity if they use a registered agent or service provider for

vehicle pickup and dmv paperwork then confirm the identity of whom you give your car

make sure you have contact numbers if documents are incomplete or missing

remember to immediately file the release of liability to the dmv

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vehicle donation bill of rights

Donor Bill of Rights

PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Developed by:

  • Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC)
  • Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
  • Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Endorsed by:

  • Independent Sector
  • National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC)
  • National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG)
  • Council for Resource Development (CRD)
  • United Way of America

tips for choosing a charity to make your vehicle donation

Tips for Choosing a Charity: A Donor’s 9-Step Guide to Giving Wisely

Here are GuideStar’s tips for donors who want to give with their heads as well as their hearts.

Researching Charities

  1. Clarify your values.
    • Do this before you open your checkbook, volunteer your time, or look at that letter from a charity.
  2. Identify your preferences.
    • Ask yourself: “What is important to me?” The environment? Education? Hunger? Animal welfare? Helping sick children?
    • Where should the charity do its work—in your neighborhood, region, the nation, or internationally?
    • Ask yourself if you want to support a large or small charity, a new or an old one.
  3. Search the GuideStar database to find charities that meet your criteria.
  4. Focus on the mission.
    • Look at each charity’s description in the GuideStar search results, on its Web site, or in its literature.
    • Find the nonprofits that fit best with your values.
  5. Eliminate organizations that don’t meet your criteria.
    Now you’re ready to look more closely at these organizations.

Evaluating Charities

  1. Get the cold, hard facts. A reputable organization will:

    • Define its mission and programs clearly.
    • Have measurable goals.
    • Use concrete criteria to describe its achievements.
  2. Compare apples to apples.
    Be sure to compare charities that do the same kind of work, especially if you’re looking at their finances. The type of work a charity does can affect its operating costs dramatically.
  3. Avoid charities that won’t share information or pressure you. Reputable nonprofits:
    • Will discuss their programs and finances.
    • Don’t use pressure tactics.
    • Are willing to send you literature about their work or direct you to a Web site.
    • Will take “no” for an answer.
  4. Trust your instincts.
    If you still have doubts about a charity, don’t contribute to it. Instead, find another nonprofit that does the same kind of work and with which you feel comfortable, then make your donation.

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About Us

If you care about nonprofits and the work they do, then you’re affected by what GuideStar does—even if this is your first visit to www.guidestar.org. You see, we gather and publicize information about nonprofit organizations. Our reach is far and wide. Our database is broad and deep.

We encourage nonprofits to share information about their organizations openly and completely. Any nonprofit in our database can update its report with information about its mission, programs, leaders, goals, accomplishments, and needs—for free. We combine the information that nonprofits supply with data from several other sources. You’ll find GuideStar data:

  • on this Web site
  • on our many client Web sites
  • in computer applications used by funding entities and private companies who work with nonprofits

If you’re new to GuideStar, search the site to find the nonprofit information you need—it’s free! You’ll get even more information if you complete our registration form and log in—also free!

Why are we so passionate about nonprofit information? Because the best possible decisions are made when donors, funders, researchers, educators, professional service providers, governing agencies, and the media use the quality information that we provide. Those decisions affect our world today and will continue to affect it for generations to come.

Subscriptions and licensing fees for our services provide important financial support for our work—in 2006, they made up 64 percent of our total revenue. The remaining 36 percent came from generous foundations and donors—we’re a public charity, too. We have an ambitious plan for long-term sustainability, but we are also committed to providing nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost to those users. It’s part of our public service, one that we pledge to continue.

We hope you’ll connect with nonprofits through our site and support their good work. If you like what you find on GuideStar, we’d also appreciate your support for our work. Learn more about making a donation to GuideStar >

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