As 2013 winds down, holiday initiatives like Giving Tuesday are shining a spotlight on charitable giving. Motley Fool Co-founder David Gardner recently gave some tips on how to pick a charity and make sure your donation has an impact on both you and the world. He also shares what charity The Motley Fool is supporting this holiday season with our giving dollars.

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