Wednesday, December 6, 2006

December 2005 Sites

Want to know if that charity is spending your donated dollars wisely?
Check at one of these places:
Charity Navigator - this charity evaluator works to advance a more efficient philanthropic marketplace by evaluating
the financial health of America's largest charities - strives to revolutionize philanthropy with information, Guidestar provides comprehensive data on
more than 1.5 million nonprofits
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - encourages donors to investigate before you donate and reports on nationally soliciting charitable organizations that are the subject of donor

This list contains the "Top 1000" titles owned by OCLC member libraries --
the intellectual works that have been judged to be worth owning by the
"purchase vote" of libraries around the globe.

The Family Watchdog
A must-visit (and pass along) site. Type in your address and you will get
a map of registered sex offenders living near you. Click on an "offender"
and get his or her name and address, a photo, and details of the offense.
Another one of those "the Internet is AMAZING" sites.

I hope these might be useful for you. Enjoy, and please share with patrons
as appropriate.


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