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All I want for Christmas is… Recurring Donations please!

November 30th, 2010 by dawn Leave a reply »

As you think about making your charitable donation this holiday season, consider “upping the ante” and spreading out the love throughout the whole year. Nonprofits need consistent, steady funding now more than ever before as the economy slowly recovers. If there is a particular nonprofit you feel strongly about, the best way to ensure it keeps up the good work is to be a regular supporter through recurring donations. A recurring donation is one in which you give the same amount (of your choice) to a nonprofit at regular intervals.

You can set up a recurring donation (monthly or quarterly) to any of the top nonprofits we allow you to donate to through the Philanthropedia site. There are two main benefits to setting up recurring donations. On the nonprofit side, this kind of donation saves the chosen nonprofit time and money in processing the payment. And on your side, the donor side, giving a recurring payment means you don’t have to remember to make the gift, handwrite the check, or give your credit card information again and again. (And of course, an added benefit of donating to nonprofits is that your donation is tax deductible meaning you will reduce your taxable income and lower your total tax bill!)

So this year as you get ready to make your one-time donation in December, think about making a New Year’s Resolution to support your favorite top nonprofits with a recurring donation to help them do their great work all year long.


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