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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, July 20, 2018

Your Quick Guide to Crisis Giving

In the wake of a natural disaster, it can be hard to know where to give. Luckily, Charity Navigator is here to help! 

Our Hot Topics are lists of vetted charities that receive our highest-ratings that have confirmed they are responding to a particular disaster. You can feel confident giving to any of the organizations on these lists. Plus, we offer lots of other information and helpful tips on our website to help you give confidently.

"Keep Reading" to take a look at our Quick Guide to Crisis Giving infographic.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Operation Donate With Honor: Charity Navigator’s Take

We’re here again: another upsetting announcement that fraudulent and deceptive fundraising practices have preyed on individuals giving to veterans and military causes. (Remember the cancer charity scams?) This morning, the Federal Trade Commission announced Operation Donate with Honor, a federal and state initiative working to enforce and educate individuals about these deceptive practices that scammers have used to create income for their own personal gain. Over 100 law enforcement actions from over 70 agencies across 50 states are working to crack down on fraudulent charity practices.

Highly-Rated Charities in Nevada

Every Thursday, Charity Navigator highlights a few of the highly-rated charities working in one of the fifty states. This week it’s all about Nevada!

The charities featured in this list have earned our highest marks which means they’re finding creative solutions to Nevada’s toughest issues while remaining committed to upholding the highest standards for financial health and accountability and transparency. Keep reading to learn more...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

5 Charities to Support on #MandelaDay

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
Nelson Mandela

Mandela Day is a time set apart to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. It is also a time to reflect on what’s been done to change the world more broadly and look ahead to what will be done. This year, consider supporting one of these highly-rated charities that are working on issues that were important to Nelson Mandela and his movement for a voice and equality for all. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Charity Navigator's Top 10 Tuesday: National Park Foundations

Each week, Charity Navigator features a new list of 10 highly-rated charities working on a particular cause or issue. Today, we’re spotlighting a few of the foundations that are dedicated to maintaining our national parks and making them more accessible for everyone.

Is your favorite park’s foundation on this list?

Monday, July 16, 2018

Best Charities to Donate to in the Summer

Summer’s here! Many of us have been counting down the days until our vacations for months or trying to see how many beach trips we can squeeze in while the weather and water are warm. 

Keep reading for a list of charities we think you should know about this summer.

Friday, July 13, 2018

5 Great Places to Volunteer this Summer

The summer is a great time to volunteer. Most of us have a lighter schedule with a few extra hours here and there. Wouldn’t it be great to turn them into good in our local communities? (Plus, outdoor volunteer opportunities are a great way to work on your tan!)

Sure, volunteering sounds great, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming. That’s why we put together this list of organizations that depend on volunteers. Take a look!