Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Ratings

Today, we issued nearly 500 new ratings. You may see some of those charities on the new Top 10 lists added to the site:
We also added about 20 new charities to our site. Many of these charities will be familiar to donors, but two, in particular, stand out.
  • The first, is Invisible Children which earned our highest 4-star rating. This charity's efforts to increase the awareness about the 20-year-long war on the children of Northern Uganda has garnered it significant media attention (check out videos from their coverage by Larry King and Oprah). In fact, you might have seen this charity in the news just last week when it hosted a two-day lobbying campaign in DC.
  • In elementary school, I remember having to rifle through musty smelling hard cover encyclopedias to write my reports. Today, when we need to look something up in an encyclopedia the vast majority of us simply access Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. The newly rated 3-star Wikimedia Foundation is the charity behind this very popular site.
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