If you cannot afford to make a big donation to some of your favorite non-profits this year, if at all, there is still a way you can support them with your time. According to the philanthropy website GreaterGiving.com, 26 percent of nonprofits anticipated that small gifts would be critical for their revenue, with almost 40 percent saying they would be very important. United Way of Door County Executive Director Amy Kohnle says small donations were critical to their organization, raising their second-highest amount of over $776,000. She added that while dollars are nice, some organizations could use your time
Kohnle says things as simple as picking up food and stuffing envelopes are just some ways volunteers can support their efforts without costing them a dime. You can contact your favorite non-profit organizations to see what volunteer opportunities they may have for you.