Gifts can be a powerful experience shared between the gift-giver and the recipient. Donating in honor of someone is a thoughtful way to give the gift of helping others, whether it’s someone’s birthday, a holiday, or you want to show that you’re thinking of them.
For those who strive to help others have a better life in this world, there may be no better gift to give someone than a nonprofit donation. Here are the steps you can take to turn a nonprofit into your next gift.
TAILOR THE CHARITY TO THEM
There may be many charities you’re passionate about supporting, but remember to think about the person you’re gifting this donation. Have they mentioned any charities recently? If not, you can narrow down some organizations based on their personality. What are their interests? What charity would they most likely want to support?
The goal is to make this donation as personal as possible so that the gift resonates with who they are. Donating in honor of someone can be a memorable experience as you show someone you care about them while also helping a great cause.
MAKING THE DONATION
Unless you’ve heard the recipient mention a specific charity organization already, it’s always a great idea to back up your decision through research asking:
- Is this a legitimate organization?
- How will the money be used?
- How successful is the charity in supporting its cause?
Reviews about the organizations may answer many of your questions. If the reviews are happy, chances are you’ll be happy too! Once you’ve landed on a charity, you can click over to their website to find their donation portal. If your chosen charity doesn’t have an obvious way to donate in someone’s name, you can reach out to the organization, and they will direct you where to go. After you’ve found the correct portal and filled out the form, you’ll receive a donation letter, making this gift an official donation.
BEST WAY TO GIFT THE DONATION
You’ll want to hold on to that donation letter since it’s an excellent opportunity to personalize a message to the recipient. A heartfelt message adds more meaning, giving you the chance to show how much you care about them. As a final touch, when you’ve finished filling out the donation letter, you can even buy a card to spice up the letter. For those who have a hard time putting their thoughts into words, cards can help us convey what we wish to say. You can either wait for a special occasion or make an average day special whenever you decide to hand the recipient this gift envelope.
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT TAXES?
If your donation qualifies as tax-deductible, you can still claim the tax credit since you used your money to donate. As with any other purchases you make throughout the year, be sure to hang on to your receipt as proof.
WHO IS THIS A PERFECT GIFT FOR?
Charitable donations are a perfect gift for anyone who has a giving heart, and at the end of the day, that applies to most of us. However, it can be especially meaningful for those who have demonstrated a desire to give to others. If you know anyone who is already passionate about charities, this may be the best gift you can give them.
Nonprofit donations can also make a great gift to the person who has everything. It can be challenging to think of a gift when someone seemingly has it all but giving the gift of charity? Well, that’s a gift a person can never have too much.
Gifts are a great way to show that we care about someone, and the gift of helping others can make an impactful memory on our loved ones. Whenever your gift can put a warm smile on your family, friends, and the people in need, that’s priceless.
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