Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Video Grants Available for Innovative Charities

Charity Navigator is collaborating with Two Parrot Productions (a video production company that specializes in creating compelling mini-documentaries for non-profit organizations) to help them select THREE charities to receive 100% pro-bono video production grants for 2015.  

Watch this short video to learn more. And if you think your charity exhibits innovation, creativity, and future-thinking, then visit Two Parrot Productions' website to apply for a video grant 

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Moving Toward An Overhead SOLUTION

Today, with Guidestar and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator published a letter inviting the nonprofits of America to do their part to focus donors’ attention on what really matters: a charity's efforts to make the world a better place (which we are beginning to track via our Results Reporting methodology).

Read the full letter that asks nonprofits and the social sector at large to join us as we move toward an Overhead Solution.



Video: Evaluating Charity CEO Compensation

For those of you who are looking for some assistance in evaluating CEO compensation, we've recently published our 2014 CEO Compensation Study. It shows the median compensation and raise for the leaders of mid to large sized charities and includes details on how pay varies by location, charitable mission and organizational size. The end of the report, like this video, offers tips for evaluating your favorite charity’s compensation practices.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Help Us Scale Up

Although Charity Navigator is a small charity, we have technology-related expenses similar to that of a large, commercial website. While we may not need the thousands of programmers that Google and Facebook employ, we do need more than the two programmers we currently have on staff. 

So, if Charity Navigator is useful to you, then we kindly ask you to make a tax-deductible donation so that we can invest in the necessary technology resources to continue to improve our service to you. 

Donate Now

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Charities Working to Prevent and Cure Breast Cancer


There are 1,000s of charities competing for donations to continue their efforts to promote awareness and to cure breast cancer. How is a donor supposed to distinguish between them all?

Check out our list of breast cancer related charities - from those rated 4-stars to those on our Donor Advisory list.

Monday, October 13, 2014

2014 Charity CEO Compensation Study


Just how much does the typical mid to large-sized charity's CEO earn? Did he/she see an increase in pay from 2011 to 2012? How does CEO pay vary by location, mission and budget?

Our latest CEO Compensation Study answers these questions and offers some tips for evaluating your favorite charity's compensation practices. 




Read the Study Now

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fun Photos of 4-Star Charities

I always get a kick out of the creative photos posted by some of our 4-star charities as they celebrate their achievement.




See more 4-star celebratory photos here.