- Chief Scientific Officer $211,550
- General Counsel $179,174
- Chief Medical Officer $152,078
- Physician $144,639
- Chancellor/President $134,207
- Psychiatrist $132,227
- Regional Vice President $129,376
- Chief Advocacy Officer $120,499
- Chief Information Officer $116,299
- Chief Executive Officer $115, 065
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Learn from speakers like our very own Ken Berger:
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Friday, October 22, 2010
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Here's the analysis on why our tagline is a winner:
This tagline is unique and clear to its mission, and conveys an air of wisdom and refinement.
You immediately sense via the word “Guide” that the Charity Navigator service is an asset to you. The phrase “Intelligent Giving” feeds egos (who doesn’t want to be intelligent?) while it underscores the difficulty in wading through information to make an informed and wise giving choice.
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Monday, October 18, 2010
Even more troubling is that some people, with less than noble intentions, purposely establish new charities with similar names to well-known charities. Sadly, this is often a successful strategy for attracting donations. And that is why we warn donors to be careful of charities with sound-alike names.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
We've been warning for some time now (see here, here, here, here, here, here and here) that human services charities (food banks, youth programs, homeless services) can be especially hard hit in a down economy. Why? The demand for their services goes way up, but the pace of income doesn't match that demand.
That makes a new study by the Urban Institute, showing that government support for such groups is down, especially troubling. Their findings reveal that:
- 56% of human service charities received less funding from State Governments
- 49% received less from Local Governments
- 31% received less from Federal Agencies.
That drop in government support, combined with decreases in other sources of revenues, like donations, has forced 82% of human service charities to scale back. Specifically,
- 21% cut programs and services
- 17% are helping less people
- 50% have cut salaries or refrained from issuing pay increases
- 39% have dipped into their rainy-day funds
- 23% have reduced their employees benefits
- 22% have had to borrow money.
Worst of all, the study’s authors predict that things will only get worse for human service charities. They believe demand for their programs and services will continue to increase and that revenues will continue to decline. So, as you start to make your holiday giving plans, please consider supporting a group like your local food bank or homeless shelter this year. For example, you could fund a holiday meal or volunteer at a local youth program.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The Superstar Foundation is the first nonprofit organization to specifically seek out, recognize and reward the highest-performing human service professionals in America. Up to 4 winners will receive grants of $5,000 which they can use however they deem appropriate.
Visit their site to learn more and to nominate someone.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
That’s right; our very own Ken Berger will be a speaker at 6th annual Yale School of Management Philanthropy Conference. The theme of this year’s event, which will take place on December 3 in New Haven, CT, is “Fostering Innovative Ideas for Social Change.” Ken will be on a panel with Claire Lyons, Global Grant Portfolio Manager at the PepsiCo Foundation, Michael Smith, Vice President, Social Innovation at the Case Foundation, and Jose Zamora, Journalism Associate at the Knight Foundation. Their session will focus on Philanthropy 2.0- the role of digital media, networks and technology to promote social change.
You can find out more about this conference and register here.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Voting ends Wednesday, October 6. So please, take a moment, and vote for our tagline - Your Guide To Intelligent Giving – today! You’ll find our listing at the very bottom of the survey, under “16. Organizations- Other Taglines.”
Friday, October 1, 2010
On our site today, you will find 408 updated charity ratings and 22 newly added charity ratings. Visit the site to see how charities like Adopt-A-Classroom, The New York Public Library, Wikimedia Foundation, Autism Speaks , United Breast Cancer Foundation , and A Better Chance rate. You can also read our president & CEO's latest report here. Finally, if you plan to make a charitable donation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, then be sure to check out our Hot Topic on this issue.
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