Friday, May 8, 2009

Recent Accolades

As the recession continues on, the need for philanthropic investments in our community grows. At the same time, donors have less to give and are more carefully scrutinizing requests for charitable support. Several media outlets, providing advice to donors on how to conduct due diligence, have highlighted Charity Navigator as a helpful tool.


  • MONEY Magazine’s May issue includes its annual “Money 100 guide to the best investments, strategies, products and people in the world of money” to help the public “find the upside of the downturn.” The magazine offers a series of questions to help donors determine which charities deserve their support and recommends Charity Navigator as a source to help answer the questions.


  • Liz Pulliam Weston from MSN Money created a list of The 100 most useful Web sites that “have to do with money in some form or another -- making it, spending it, saving it, investing it, protecting it.” Charity Navigator, one of the best sites for charitable giving, was noted to be a “charity evaluation site” with “somewhat tougher standards than most.”


  • We recently noticed that personal finance guru, Jean Chatzky, features Charity Navigator as a “useful independent resource” on her site.

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