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Best practices for donating to the effort in Haiti

Posted at 11:36 AM on January 15, 2010 by Sanden Totten (2 Comments)

When disasters like the earthquake in Haiti strike, you can expect a large outpouring of sympathy . . . and an outpouring of donations. But as we are finding out, many of the groups taking money are scammers. And even if an organization is legit, some are more effective at the moment than others.

To help you navigate these issues and others, In The Loop called up Kelli Grant from SmartMoney. She has some advice for choosing a charity that will work well with your values and know how to get work done in Haiti. This interview comes from our podcast.

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I have been following a blog called Change Charity at

Jeff Raderstrong spends a lot time thinking and writing about how to invest our gifts in a smart and effective way. Givewell has a pretty good post up right now about who to give to. Partners in Health looks like it will be a good organization, they are located in Haiti. Here's a pretty good link that outlines how to think about contributing.

Posted by Linda Armstrong | January 15, 2010 4:25 PM

That Jeff Raderstrong link is awesome, Linda -- a great source for the show sometime. Thanks!

Posted by Jeff Horwich | January 28, 2010 11:15 AM

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