How do I know if an org Is legitimate?

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We do our best to research every single organization that's on our site, but sometimes it's difficult to know for sure, especially with organizations in countries where licensing or categorization of nonprofit organizations is incomplete or poorly documented. 

Learning the lingo can help make sense of what type of nonprofit an organization is. You can also use or websites like Guidestar to vet organizations. 

The bottom line: if anything looks wrong on an organization's page, or if you ever see a listing on our website that seems inappropriate, please let us know right away so we can investigate.

Check out our other articles to find out how to report a listing and how to stay safe.

Have questions or concerns? Feel free to Contact Us—we're always happy to help!