Millions of Britons give to good causes every year and trust one of the 180,000 or so charities in the UK to use our money to make a difference.
But how can we give to make sure our cash is having an impact and that the charities we choose are successfully turning it into a social or environmental change?
On this episode of the Big Money Questions, Caroline Fiennes has the answers.
Caroline is director of Giving Evidence, which encourages and enables giving based on sound evidence.
She talks through how to pick a cause or charity, why you shouldn’t worry about ‘administrative costs’, and tips for what else you can do if you want to help but don’t have the money.