When you're ready to make a donation, you should create a donation form to express your intent and show where the gift came from. Many organizations that accept donations will offer these, but you can also easily create your own. Keep a copy of your donation form to help you when you file your taxes at the end of the year. Many donations can be used as tax write-offs, but you'll need to know what organization you donated to and how much you donated.
Write down the name, address and phone number of the organization you're donating to at the top of the form. You can get this information from their website or any correspondence you have with them.
Write down your name, address and contact information.
Write down the amount of your donation and whether it's being made with cash, check or credit card. If you're donating something that isn't monetary, write down each item separately in a list.
Write down how you would like your donation to be used, if you have a preference. You might indicate a certain university department, for example.
Sign and date the form. Separate financial donations may require separate forms, depending on the organization.
You can include that your gift is in memory of someone on your donation form, if applicable.