Contributed by Mike D.

If you want to know whether or not your cause is all it’s cracked up to be, check out Charity Choices.

  Charity Choices
Feeling generous, but not sure which organization will put your contribution to good use? Visit Charity Choices and let them put your charity-of-choice through the paces to find out: How much of your $$ goes towards administrative costs vs how much will actually reach the people or cause in need.

More: Charity Navigator is another great source; Guidestar has the skinny on non-profit; Kiva specializes in loans to developing countries.It feels good to give; it feels better to know your gift will be where it’s needed.