There was much uproar at the end of 2010 about extending the Bush tax cuts with their lower income tax rates, etc. And frankly, there’s little doubt that they had to happen—despite the protests of President Obama and the Democratic faithful. They had to happen because of the sheer will of the populace that, as the November elections demonstrated, needed satisfaction.
It’s January 3, 2011, and it’s too early to tell what just occurred in giving for 2010. By all accounts, it was a mixed bag. Some charities are still feeling the sting, while others are beginning to be cautiously optimistic. What does 2011 hold?
At this time of year, many people are rushing to complete their year end giving. For some, they’ve already completed their giving to their local church and favorite ministries, and they still have some additional giving to do. How do you evaluate what is a worthy charity?