If your mailbox is like mine, you may suddenly find yourself at this time of year inundated with donation requests from charity organizations large and small.  

So how do you decide which charity to give to? Do you pick the one with a cause closest to you heart? Or the one with the cute marketing campaign? Do those greeting cards and address labels guilt you into sending a check?

It's always good idea to do a little research before you make your donations. This infographic from Progressive Business Publications Philanthropy paints an interesting picture of the dizzying array of charitable options that are available. And it also shows why your dollar may stretch farther at one charity than at another.

Take a look. And then head to Charity Navigator for details on where your money is going and how it will be used.  

How to Pick a Charity

Source: Progressive Business Publications Philanthropy

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