We love to hear about the ways in which our ratings help donors give with confidence. Here's a note we received just this week.
"I use Charity Navigator for ALL my giving, especially since I am inundated with mailings from charities asking for money. Once you give to one, another twenty send solicitations. I check each charity for your scores for both me and my husband, since his giving differs from mine. Your ratings have made a BIG difference! I don't feel I'm wasting money, and have decided to give larger amounts to fewer charities that are highly rated. I used to make small donations to many, many charities because I couldn't tell who was good and who was bad. Thank you VERY much for all the good information--I am now much smarter and selective about the charities I support. " ~ Charity Navigator User