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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, November 16, 2018

A Reflection: Why I Give Back


Can you believe Thanksgiving is already next week and the holidays are less than a month away? As we fly at lightning speed into the end of the year busyness, our friend Niki McGloster reflects on why she gives back.

Monday, November 12, 2018

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Friday, November 9, 2018

7 Philanthropic Celebs Who Set a Great Example


Some of Hollywood’s most notable names have taken it upon themselves to share the wealth--literally. 

It’s no surprise that a number of celebrities have used their respective platforms to advocate for charities and causes that they feel passionate about in order to not only help fund different movements, but also help create awareness on how others can help. While we may not have millions of dollars to donate to certain organizations, we can still get involved in our own way by taking action and diving into our own philanthropic research.

To get started, here are 7 celebrity philanthropists who are taking initiative when it comes to charitable causes.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Vote! It's An Easy Way to Support Your Favorite Causes


Tomorrow, Americans across the country will head to the polls to cast their votes for local and state representatives. Will you be one of them?

Voting is a great way to stand up for the causes that matter most to you! Here are a few resources to help you get to the polls and feel confident about your vote...

Friday, November 2, 2018

Important IRS Tips for Anyone Affected by a Disaster


None of us expect to be affected by a natural disaster. But floods, tornadoes, wildfires, and earthquakes have the ability to challenge that mentality in a moment’s notice.

Charity Navigator works closely with the IRS to ensure you have the most up-to-date information to make your charitable giving decisions, particularly in the wake of a disaster. We know that many of our users make donations to the disaster response organizations featured in our Hot Topics because they know what it’s like to be affected by a disaster, or know someone who is being affected by a current disaster.

Knowing this, the IRS has asked us to pass along this important information to our readers. If you, or someone you know, has been affected by a natural disaster please continue to reading. These tips will help you reconstruct your records to prove your losses for tax purposes, getting federal assistance, or insurance reimbursement.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Highly-Rated Charities in Tennessee


Each week, Charity Navigator features of the highly-rated charities at work in one of the 50 states. Today, we're excited to be talking about a few of Tennessee's top organizations. The charities on this list are hard at work in communities around the state to provide for children, families, and animals in need. They deliver much-needed social services and offer unique learning and cultural opportunities.