Do you give to any charities?
I am personally trying to improve in the area of giving. My mentor has taught me that if you don't give even when finances are tight, you won't be a giver when you are financially free and have a lot of money.
I am just wondering what others perspective is on giving, and especially giving to charitable organizations.
Not every charity is the same in that some of them give a majority of the donations to the actual cause while others take a lot of the money for "administrative" fees while only a small portion goes to the actual cause.
What are some of the criteria you look at when donating to a charitable organization?
Also, if someone comes up to you on the street and asks for money, do you just give it to them?
Nowadays, there seem to be quite a few people just looking for a handout. Do you give to these people or do you try and determine if they are really in need before giving?
(I am not making any judgement calls here, just curious to know how others approach giving in these situations)