Tips for donating to a charity
Give through text messaging
The option to give via text message took off in the wake of the disastrous earthquake in Haiti. After texting a message to a number, the donation is tacked on to your cellphone bill.
While donating via text is fast and easy for the donor, the actual money can take 60 to 90 days to reach the charity. During disaster giving periods like Haiti, however, cellphone carriers work to forward funds faster.