Just One Resource - COMPARE: Charities

Dec 10, 2018
Just One Resource, Generosity
Just One Resource  


In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later. 

[The Resource]  COMPARE: Charities

The Gist: During this season of giving, it's important to look closely at how charities, nonprofits and organizations use people's donations. With this activity, your students will research organizations and causes that they are passionate about and compare how those charities allocate their money and donations.

The Best Parts:

  • After reading a article on what percentage of donations go to charity, your students will research and compare 4 different organizations of their choice in a table, specifically looking at the program, admin, and fundraising expenses, and organization star rating.
  • Using the Charity Navigator, your students will be able to easily learn about and compare charities in order to inform their decision when they decide to donate their time, efforts, or money to organizations. 

About the Author

Abby Alcala

After graduating with a statistics major at UC Davis, Abby set off to Massachusetts to teach algebra 1 and geometry and enjoyed working with the curious and creative minds of high school students. She is passionate about helping students recognize and develop their strengths and leadership skills. She was instrumental in taking the high school cheer team to regional competitions, as well as elevating school spirit and pride through creating unity amongst the study body and educators. Back in the Bay Area, Abby is excited to work with other educators to build and share content to enhance the teaching experience in applied math and finance.