Charity selection links
Regardless of the methods by which an individual contributes to charity (e.g., direct gifts, split-interest gifts, donor-advised funds), selection of the organizations deserving support is a daunting task. The choices are primarily influenced by personal beliefs and preferences, but the links below may provide some guidance.
Charity Navigator (Charity evaluator)
GuideStar (Nonprofit database)
BBB Wise Giving Alliance (Charity evaluator)
Effective Charity (Forum topic)