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The team from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest independent charity evaluator and leading donor advocate, shares their thoughts on emerging nonprofit-sector issues and offers tips to better inform your intelligent giving decisions.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Charity Navigator Highlights Organizations For Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Started in 1987 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed annually in October. It grew out of the Day of Unity and is set apart as a time to mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate survivors, and connect individuals working to end domestic violence.

In this post, Charity Navigator is spotlighting highly-rated organizations who are working to end domestic violence.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Condolences and Love for the Victims, Families, Friends and All of Us Committed to Improving the Well Being of Our Communities


In the wake of the shooting in Las Vegas, Charity Navigator sends its deepest condolences to the victims, families, and friends affected by this tragic event.


Following several weeks of unprecedented storms and natural disasters, Charity Navigator has witnessed, first hand, the generosity and goodwill of Americans to support one another during difficult seasons. Please join us in sending thoughts and prayers to the entire Las Vegas community.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rohingya Refugee Crisis


It is estimated that over 400,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border to Bangladesh since late August. The Rohingya, an ethnic minority in Myanmar, have long faced violence and persecution at home. These refugees must travel for days to reach safety from the violence they face at home. Several charities are helping to provide food, clothing, shelter, and more to those impacted. Please consider supporting the highly rated charities below, who are helping to provide relief to the Rohingyan refugees.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Charity Navigator Provides Necessary Resource For Donors in Times of Crisis

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At Charity Navigator, our staff works every day to publish ratings and information about charities and giving with the aim of informing donations. We focus on helping donors feel comfortable with the process of giving and helping them trust the charities they are supporting.  Users access our site and ratings throughout the year, but the bulk of donations made through our Giving Basket, come in the last week of December.