This weekend I was involved in helping out two different charities, one that buys wheelchairs for people in third world countries, and one for cancer research. This got me thinking about all the different kinds of charities that are out there, and how we, as generous donators or organizers, select which one(s) to support. I'm inclined towards the arts, I have a soft spot for animals and children, and I am probably with the majorty of people who agree that helping poverty- and illness-sticken folks is a biggie. There are countless organizations that help out in these areas, and it seems like I'm always discovering new and interesting ones. Of course, no matter how much I'd like to, I can't donate to all of them.
So, I'm curious. How do you decide which charities to support?