I have written about Zakat for years now, often out of concern this pillar of Islam is more like a ruin at the moment, thanks to the way Muslim nonprofits treat it. This includes one of my more widely read essays (written with Sh. Osman Umarji), “This article could be zakat eligible.”
Uplift is really an antidote to a lot of what is happening in the Muslim nonprofit world when it comes to zakat. There is no real conflict between your mission as a zakat donor and their mission. They endeavor to get it right. I do know there are other Muslims who care about getting zakat as right as we can make it. Perhaps you are one of those people. Get to learn about their work in my review of the organization here.
For any of your friends and families who want to do their Islamic Estate Planning, you can click on my calendar link for a 90-minute appointment (to do the planning) here. I have a comprehensive FAQ on Islamic Estate Planning the the process for getting it done here.
For a 15-minute appointment just to discuss the process, you can click here.