UPDATE: Visa has now agreed waive interchange fees through the end of February on donations made to major, U.S.-based charities, including American Red Cross, AmeriCares, CARE USA, Direct Relief International, Habitat for Humanity, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps. Oxfam America, Save the Children, US Fund for UNICEF and World Vision.
Most donors know to check out a charity’s legitimacy before they give. Some even go as far as to check to see how much of the donation will been spent on direct aid versus administrative costs. But how many of us consider how we give?