BETTER TO GIVE
The holiday season is upon us, and many are feeling the stress of shopping, cooking, entertaining, and other obligations. Charitable giving can weigh on the minds of people who want to help but are strapped for cash or time and unsure where to start. Here are 10 ways to spread the giving spirit this holiday season -- and a reminder to do a little research before giving. Charity Navigator evaluates and ranks charities on a variety of criteria, such as accountability and transparency, fundraising efficiency, and program expenses. GuideStar makes it easy to find nonprofits' financial statements, annual reports, and tax forms.