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Monday, March 25, 2019

What the World Needs Now...


Today’s world of philanthropy is ever-changing in positive ways.  We can be encouraged as a society by the growth we are witnessing of social enterprise within the nonprofit sector. Given the growth of this sector, coupled with the billions of dollars in potential donations, Charity Navigator is constantly seeking to advance our mission of making impactful philanthropy easier for all.

Monday, March 11, 2019

7 Easy Ways for Teens to Give Back


Our friend, Craig Kielburger, the co-founder of WE Charity shares a few easy ways teens can get involved through his organization or a local charity that meets their interests.

The Dalai Lama once observed: “The greatest threat to our world is [that] we're raising a generation of passive bystanders.” WE is helping ensure that won’t be the case. Through our WE Schools service-based learning programs, it provides students and educators with the tools and resources to take action.

At the very heart of WE Charity lies the belief that young people can change the world. It’s why the organization was formed over 20 years ago with the mission of raising awareness about child labor. And it’s the driving factor that’s propelled WE into the global movement it has become today—dedicated to creating the next generation of positive changemakers.

There’s also clear evidence that by doing something for others, the students themselves are benefiting in multiple ways. According to McGill University researcher Dr. Nancy Heath, “Volunteering and getting involved gives a sense of community and belonging.” It can also help young people manage stress and build leadership skills that support both their academics and future career opportunities.

WE encourages youth to take action on causes they care about, both at home and abroad. It believes no matter your age or location, we can all make a positive impact—whether it’s volunteering, fundraising or raising awareness around issues that matter.

Here are seven easy ways teens can give back and make a positive impact in their daily lives, on the issues that are most important to them:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

3 Easy Ways to #LoveACharity


Whether you have a special someone in your life or not, don’t forget to spread some charitable love this Valentine's Day!

Check out our Top 3 Ways to #LoveACharity this Valentine’s Day.

Monday, February 4, 2019

7 Highly-Rated Cancer Research Charities


World Cancer Day, observed on February 4, empowers people across the world to show support, raise our voices, and take action against a disease that affects millions of people each year. 

You can take a stand against cancer today by supporting one of these highly-rated cancer research organizations.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

3 Ways to Help Federal Workers Today


More than 800,000 federal employees are not able to work or being asked to work without pay as the partial government shutdown, now the longest in American history, stretches on. Many of these employees and their families are struggling to put food on the table while they scrape together savings to pay their rents and other bills.

At Charity Navigator, we’ve heard from a number of donors asking how they can help their neighbors in need. Take a look at our suggestions for supporting your local charities as they provide much-needed assistance to individuals and families affected by the shutdown.

Friday, January 4, 2019

An Important New Year's Resolution That's Easy to Keep



Resolve to make the world a little bit better in 2019.
With Charity Navigator, that’s a resolution you can keep!

Empty champagne bottles clink in the recycling bin while rogue pieces of confetti evade our vacuums. These are small reminders that it’s a new year--one we promised to welcome with hope and optimism. As part of the celebration, we vowed to eat healthier, exercise regularly, spend wisely, and read more. This year, let’s consider another resolution: to make the world around just a little bit better. Here’s how Charity Navigator can help…