Consider Smart Compassion This Giving Season

If you are planning to donate to charity on Giving Tuesday or throughout the holiday season, consider the importance of smart compassion -- giving in ways that help the greatest number of people and their communities with the greatest speed and efficiency.

Most often, this is done by supporting experienced, reputable relief and charitable organizations that work directly with people in need. If you're interested in learning more but don't have a lot of time this holiday season, check out the video above that begins to explain how far a dollar can go -- or join our Twitter Chat at 1 p.m. on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, at @CIDIoutreach.

Or visit our website at www.CIDI.org at any time for more information about how monetary donations do the most good.