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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.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Charity Navigator's Cross-Country Tour: Hawaii

Each week, as part of our Cross-Country Tour series, Charity Navigator spends some time featuring a few of the highly-rated charities serving the people and communities of one of the 50 states. 

Today, we’re escaping the snow piled up outside of our New Jersey office and heading to Hawaii! The Aloha state is home to 23 highly-rated charities working to improve the lives of Hawaiians, their communities, and their culture. Check out a few of them below.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

#DontForgetPuertoRico: 6 Months After Maria

This week marks the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria. The Category 5 hurricane was the worst to hit the island in nearly a century. It left thousands of people stranded, some without homes, others without power or clean water. While much has been done on the island to repair damage and infrastructure, the road to full recovery is long and, six months later, there is fear that the world may be forgetting about Puerto Rico.

Documentary filmmaker Michael Thomas released a short video from a recent trip to Puerto Rico. In it he identifies some of the issues that are still plaguing the island after Hurricane Maria and challenges us: #DontForgetPuertoRico.

Keep reading to learn more about what you can do to help today.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Charity Navigator's Top 10 Tuesday: Most Followed Charities

Each week, Charity Navigator brings you a list of ten highly-rated charities to inspire your giving and introduce you to organizations you may not know. Today we’re sharing our Top 10 charities with the most Charity Navigator followers. You can use your Charity Navigator account to “follow” organizations and get notifications when their ratings have been updated. These organizations are some of the most popular among Charity Navigator account users.

Plus, keep reading to learn more how a free Charity Navigator account can help to simplify your giving!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Understanding the Charity Navigator Advisory System

Have you come across a yellow, orange, or red Charity Navigator Advisory System seal while using our website to research a charity? Did you know what it meant? Today we’re breaking it down to help you better understand our Advisory System, how a charity gets added to our advisory list, and what that means to you, as a donor. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Charity Navigator's Cross-Country Tour: Georgia

Heading north from Florida, Charity Navigator is making the next stop on our cross-country tour in Georgia. Each week we take a look at a few of the highly-rated charities serving the people and places in a new state.

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia, also known as the Peach State, is home to beautiful landscapes and diverse communities. Take a few moments to learn more about some of the state's outstanding organizations.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Highly-Rated Celebrity Charities: Volume 2

Last July, we shared a list of five highly-rated charities founded by some of your favorite celebrities. We're back with another list of great organizations started by a few familiar faces!

Keep reading to learn more about what George Clooney, Dolly Parton, Michael J. Fox, Bette Midler, and Jay-Z are passionate about and how they're turning that into action.