With Wall Street in crisis and the economy in a downturn, nonprofits and volunteer organizations need help more than ever. Now is the perfect time to contribute your time and money to those who need it, and these Web resources can help you step up your efforts to do good.
Idealist.org is a good place to start. A project of the group Action Without Borders, it offers a wealth of resources for volunteers and nonprofit organizations alike.
Charity Navigator evaluates philanthropic organizations so that you know whom you can trust with your hard-earned cash.
GoodSearch allows you to search for and donate to the cause of your choice.