Choosing the right charity
I have only one simple thought on this matter, so I won’t belabor the point. In my opinion, every charity that you contribute to, should have an open website, and should have its financial statements available for everyone to see. Not available by demand, not behind a login page, but just open to everyone, right on their website.
Recently I decided to renew my annual contribution to Nishkam, but when I went on Nishkam website, I couldn’t easily find their financial statements. Perhaps the website had been moved around a little. So, I sent them a nudge and told them that I would like to contribute, but I need to review the financial statements. And I got the response right away with the link to their financial statements, along with how to navigate to it. My bad, Nishkam’s financial statement was always there, but I hope everyone does this, there is no shame in asking for the financial statements.