My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for INDEPENDENT CHARITIES OF AMERICA, Larkspur, CA, USA
ICA allows me to separate my financial planning from my charitable giving. I put money in my account when it's convenient, and they distribute it according to my instructions whenever I request that a donation be sent. Essentially, they give me (with my relatively limited resources) the same kind of capabilities that a large foundation has.
They are professional and helpful. The only downsides I've experienced:
-it now takes up to two weeks for a donation to be processed and sent (it used to be within a few days).
-there's no mechanism for electronic transfer from my bank account to the ICA personal foundation.
-the donation processing web interface is a little dated, and not as efficient as it could be.
In terms of the value and quality of service they provide, this is a five-star operation. It's just those minor points that kept me from giving it the full five.