All charitable giving should start with a charity worksheet, and then a system for the organization. A worksheet will assist you with organizing your time as well as your resources to carry out your goals.
So what kind of worksheet would you use? Well there are some ideas here that may help you create a worksheet that is suitable for you:
Gifts for a specific event: The list of gifts will include the name of the person or organization who is having the event and then the date of the event and location of the event. In addition, you should also have a separate list of gifts that may be used on other items to be made and sold at the event. You should also indicate where to send thank you notes and other thank you cards. When you give a gift, make sure you keep your gift receipt and the date of the event. This will make it easier for the receiver of the gift to replace it after the event if they want to.
Gifts for multiple events: If you have many different charities or other non-profit organizations that you are affiliated with, and each one is associated with an activity or cause, you could make lists of all of them. You could create a list for each activity and then separate them into categories. You could write the date of the activity and then separate the activities into different categories, like poetry, literature, etc.
Educational Activities: You could add a column for each activity, which will allow you to indicate the amount donated, the dollar amount for the donated items, and then you could enter the name of the organization, the activity, and the name of the individual (if possible). Write the date of the activity, and then again write the name of the individual who is doing the activity. You could even put a box that says “Personalize” in order to add some personal touch to it. Donations to other charities or to the organization that you are working with: You could place a donation column under your contribution column. If you do this, you will be able to tell how much you donate. You could give the organization you are working with a check in the mail. If you don’t want to give the organization a check in the mail, you could give the organization a one time donation, or make the organization the first item in the worksheet for that column.
Donate items to charity auctions: If you would like to sell items on eBay for a charitable organization, you could do this in a worksheet. For each item, write down the purchase price, and add the amount of the sale for each item. Make sure you give the date and time the item was sold for the charity, and list the organization that was the recipient of the sale as well.
These are just a few examples of the charities worksheet, but there are so many more uses for charitable donation worksheets. If you think about it, your worksheet could help you organize your time and resources to get you the greatest results.