Our Opinion: To do good, donors must do their homework

Nonprofit groups in Maine, like those around the country, have a high profile this time of year. Knowing what the holidays represent, members of the public dig into their pockets to give to organizations that help the less fortunate.

And to ensure continued support for those who need it the most, it’s important for donors to evaluate a nonprofit’s bonafides before giving. Charity Navigator – a national watchdog organization that’s given Portland’s Preble Street the highest ranking of the 43 Maine organizations that it rates – is a good source of information …

Read more.