QUIZ: Test Your Charitable Giving Knowledge

Take this short, but information-packed quiz to discover practical ways to build confidence in your decisions as a donor.


Giving should be done with confidence and pride. Yet, it can make even the most experienced philanthropist anxious, especially in the wake of an unexpected natural disaster or under the pressure of a friend’s request to donate. Take our charitable giving quiz to test and build your knowledge.

What can you expect to discover through our charitable giving quiz? We will walk you through 12 questions you can ask to assess a nonprofit before you give. Each question will build your knowledge of the charitable giving landscape in the United States. You’ll learn more about what to look for on a nonprofit’s website and how independent evaluators such as Charity Navigator, GuideStar by Candid, and GlobalGiving can save you time as a donor. Plus, you’ll get insight into the definitions the IRS uses to classify nonprofits and why it matters for tax-deductibility purposes.

Of course, giving is personal. There will likely be additional or alternative questions you want to ask to find out if a nonprofit aligns with your values as a donor. Ultimately, the decision of where to make an impact is yours. That is both the privilege and challenge of personal philanthropy. We hope our charitable giving quiz is a helpful tool to enrich your giving journey and your donor confidence!

Did you find this quiz helpful? Explore more resources in the Smart Giving 101 Series.

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