Charity Navigator

January 24, 2007 at 12:46 am Leave a comment

It can be difficult to know whether or not a charity you are interested in donating to is the right one. How do they spend their money? How much money goes directly to people in need? How much will be eaten up in administrative costs? It’s important to ask questions about anyone you consider giving money to.

Charity Navigator is an “independent charity evaluator”. Accroding to their website there are six questions you should ask before donating.

Can your charity clearly communicate who they are and what they do?
Can your charity define their short-term and long-term goals?
Can your charity tell you the progress it has made (or is making) toward its goal?
Do your charity’s programs make sense to you?
Can you trust your charity?
Are you willing to make a long-term commitment to your organization?

Charity Navigator ranks charity organizations based on their program expenses, administarative expenses, fundraising expenses and fundraising efficiency. While it shouldn’t be the sole determination for which a charity should be evaluated on, it is a valuable and unbiased look at how charity organizations are run.


Entry filed under: charity, charity organization.

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1. Learn. Read this blog to learn more about our global water crisis and how it impacts billions of people.

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Repeat until everyone has access to safe, clean water.
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