How to Organize a Charity Race From Start to Finish

Tip #1: Choose a Top-Notch Charity

Raising all the money in the world doesn’t do any good if it’s not going to the right sources. So if you’re committed to a cause, make sure you find a charity that will make the most of the money you collect through your participants’ sweat and tears.

One good way to vet charities is to check out the websites of the governing bodies of the organizations, such as Charity Navigator and GuideStar Charity Check. “These organizations serve as sort of the Better Business Bureau of charities,” said Kohler. “Anyone can research a foundation or philanthropy here and see how the funds they donate will be allocated and if it’s a quality non-profit.”

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