Running Away from Donating?
As we head into the fall season here, it’s not a bad idea to think about how you donate money. Think about it. How many charitable organizations are you asked to contribute to on a daily basis? For me, one issue that I face is my running “habit.” Virtually every 5K or 10K is run by a small local organization that pledges to donate to some larger cause or charity. Most of the time these donations are paid by mail or in person, so the worries are lessened when you have the receipt in hand.
Now, many of these small events have now started to collect monies online. Some of the larger events even link through social media so that runners can expand their charitable influence through their social networks. Maybe you aren’t a runner, but would like to help out a cause that a friend holds near and dear. How can you be sure that your credit card information is secure?
In addition to protecting you from identity theft, LifeLock.org has some great tips about how to safely donate online. Tips like making sure to get contact information when you donate, keeping your receipts, and not donating through spam emails or 3rd party websites are great ways to help keep your sensitive information safe.
LifeLock for Life Game
If you want to learn more about safely donating online, check out the LifeLock for Life Game app on LifeLock’s Facebook site. You’ll get great tips about donating and a will earn a chance to win great prizes like one of five $100 donations to the charity of your choice or the incredible monthly prize of a $1000 donation to the charity of your choice.
What charities are near and dear to your heart? If you win one of the donation prizes, which charity will you help out? Leave us a comment and let us know!