just because names are similar does in no way suggest they are even remotely the same. it may sound obvious but statistically people get confused and make donations to the wrong organizations more often than you think.
Be absolutely sure you know the particulars of your selected non-profit. Do your research and become familiar with some of the more important elements such as financial history, rankings, executive compensation.
one example given by Charity navigator is the Children's Charity Fund vs Children's Defense Fund? Their names sound solid and altruistic yet, but their performances could not be more polar opposites. The Children's Charity Fund is a 0-star charity and the Children's Defense Fund is a 3-star charity.
Always tke the time to be an educated well informed donor. The worthy causes depend on it.
Scott Davis former LA Raider on Charity insights