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The team from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest independent charity evaluator and leading donor advocate, shares their thoughts on emerging nonprofit-sector issues and offers tips to better inform your intelligent giving decisions.

Monday, December 31, 2012

The Clock Is Ticking!

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You have just a few hours left to make a gift to a qualified charitable organization in order to reduce your 2012 tax bill.

Don't feel bad if you haven't given yet. You're in good company. Network for Good (the nonprofit that processes online donations made on Charity Navigator's site) reports that they process 10% of annual donations in the last 48 hours of the year!

But, don't wait any longer. Go to our site now and give online by clicking on the ‘Donate Now’ button located on your favorite charities' ratings pages. An added benefit of giving through our site is that you’ll be able to access your 2012 giving history when you are ready to complete your tax return. 

And if our evaluations have helped guide your charitable decisions this year, we hope you’ll consider a donation to Charity Navigator. We are a 501 (c)(3) public charity and donations to us are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Finding a Charity on Charity Navigator

On our site you'll find more than 6,000 charity ratings. How can you search and sort through all of those to find the best fit for your charitable passions?  Many of our users check out our A-Z listing. But a more powerful way to search is by our Advanced Search Tool. Using this tool you can search by:



And once you are on a search results page, you still have the option to sort and filter the results even further. In fact, you can filter by:
  • Category
  • State
  • Rating
  • Size
  • Scope of Work
  • Privacy Policy
  • CFC Participation



And you can sort by:
  • Charity Name
  • Rating
  • City
  • State



Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Online Giving Increases

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Three large online donation processors - Blackbaud, Network for Good, and PayPal - have released the following new online giving data. 

  • 51,000 charities reported that online donations grew by nearly 9% during July - Sept over the same period of time in 2011.
  • Online giving accounts for about 10% of the donations charities receive. But experts predict that it will grow to 15% over the next 5 years.
  • 2/3 of online donations occur during business hours.
  • More online donations are made early in the week (Mondays & Tuesdays).
  • Donations later in the week are larger on average than those made earlier in the week.
More information about this study is accessible via the Chronicle of Philanthropy. And more general information about online giving, can be found on Charity Navigator.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

100s of Charities Aspire to End Hunger...

To help you ensure that people in your community can have a special, hot meal this holiday season, we've posted a set of tips for picking a charity. Check it out now and then go write that check.








Friday, December 21, 2012

#DYK These Facts About The Nonprofit Sector?


As reported in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the newly published Nonprofit Almanac 2012, has a wealth of data on the nonprofit sector including:
  • The nonprofit workforce grew by 2 million (>17%) from 2000 to 2010.
  • There is 1 nonprofit in America for every 175 Americans.
  • From 2000 to 2010 the number of charities grew 46.5% to 958,740.
  • 4% of nonprofits in America have expenses of $10 million. They account for more than 85% of the spending.
  • Private giving as a percentage of the national income was 2.27% in 2010. That’s down from 2.57% in 2000.
  • From 2000 to 2010, Idaho (71%), Nevada (71%), Utah (69%), Georgia (69%) and South Carolina (64%) experienced the greatest increase in the number of charities.
  • International charities saw the greatest increase in total revenue from 2000 to 2010.
  • The number of Environmental & Animal charities increased the most from 2000 to 2010

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Warning: Fraudulent Request for Support for Newton Victims and Families


As reported online and in this segment from AC 360 shows exactly why it is so incredibly risky to donate to victims of disasters like the Newton shooting or Supserstorm Sandy via random websites. 



Please make sure to use your head and not just give based on emotion. There are legit charities out there collecting money for the victims.

New Ratings Just In Time For Your Year-End Giving





To help you make an informed decision before the year ends, our analysts have updated more than 200 ratings and added 14 new charities to our site. 

Best wishes in all your charitable endeavors this holiday season!


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cross Everyone Off Your Holiday Shopping List With This One Gift

Stop stressing over what to get everyone on that long list and spread some joy with the Good Card

When you purchase a Good Card you get a tax-deduction and the recipient (relative, friend, client or coworker) has the opportunity to support his/her favorite charity. Together you make a difference and feel good this holiday season. 

Choose email or print-at-home for immediate delivery. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Newtown, CT School Shooting

In the wake of the terrible tragedy that occurred on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, many people want to do something to help. While most of the funds set up to help the victims of the shooting are too small, too new or otherwise do not meet our rating criteria, there are several charities that we do rate that you may want to consider supporting.

Monday, December 17, 2012

New Stats on Volunteers in America

A new study, Volunteering and Civic Life in America, issued by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) found that:

The following infographics provide a closer look at how and where parents are volunteering:


If you are inspired by this blog to find new opportunities to volunteer, then we suggest you get started by reviewing our tip sheet, Guide To Volunteering.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

How Can I See My Giving History?


If you who donate online at our site (via the Donate Now button), then you may know that your donation is process by our partner Network for Good. You can quickly login on their site to review the contributions you've made thus far this year. And if you decide that you'd like to give again before the end of the year, then simply click on the charity name(s) in your donation history. Alternatively, you can go back to our site and research other charities to support.



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12.12.12 The Concert for Sandy Relief

 

Tonight at 7:30pm EST is the 12 12 12 Concert for Sandy Relief.  The benefit concert will feature music from Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Who and Kayne West to name a few.  The concert's purpose is to raise funds for the Robin Hood Relief Fund which is a Fund managed by the Robin Hood Foundation (4 Stars). The Relief Fund will support community organizations serving the victims Hurricane Sandy.  The Concert can be seen streaming on the web; seen on many cable and PBS stations; heard on many radio and satellite radio stations; even some movie theaters are playing the event on their big screens. So enjoy some music tonight and consider donating to the cause.  


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Year-End Giving Tips from Bill & Melinda Gates


Lots of generous folks are asking the well-known philanthropists Bill & Melinda Gates for tips on year-end donations. This year, the Gates decided to publish a blog post to address this very question. In it, they recommend a couple of charities including:


They also recommend that donors check Charity Navigator's professional ratings before giving. And they even included a blog post by our very own President & CEO which highlights our plans to expand our rating system to include information on each charity’s results reporting (which we call CN 3.0). 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Post Sandy: Are Donors Tapped Out?

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Among our tips for donating this holiday season, is “don’t forget ‘non-Sandy’ charities.” What do we mean by that? Basically, we’re worried that with so much money flowing to Superstorm Sandy relief groups right before the holiday giving season started, that there might be less to go around to other charities. And that’s exactly what the Wall Street Journal is now.

Here’s what two charities told the WSJ about the donation fatigue they’re experiencing:
  •  Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund – The storm delayed the charity’s launch of a year-end giving campaign and donations have “pretty much come to a halt.”
  •  Fractured Atlas’ BEAT Festival – With fundraising down, the charity had conversations with its donors to find out why. It learned that many of them already made substantial donations to Sandy relief efforts and were experiencing “a bit of ‘ask’ fatigue.”

Unfortunately, the article backs up our fear that many donors are tapped out. So, we continue urge all donors to do what they can to maintain their levels of giving to groups that feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, protect the environment and support the arts.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

6,000+ Charities!

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We launched Charity Navigator in 2002 with 1,100 charity ratings - instantly making us the largest, independent charity rating service in America. Within ten years, we grew that number to 5,500. And now, as of December 1st, we've grown to more than 6,000

Specific highlights from our December 1st update include:


And our analysts aren't done yet! They're working hard to update more charity ratings so we can bring you that data before the end of the holiday giving season. So, stay tuned for another update later this month.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Superstorm Sandy Impacts NYC & NJ Food Banks

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Programs and services set up in NYC to house the homeless and feed those in need, are being put to the test with an increase in demand post Superstorm Sandy. Once charity that has stepped up to the challenge of helping feed New Yorkers impacted by the storm is 4-star City Harvest (featured as “Charity of the Week” in this week’s issue of The Week). This week alone, the charity reports that their trucks will deliver hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to emergency food programs across with city, including 11,000 turkeys.

Of course, food banks in NJ are seeing a similar increase in demand for their services post Sandy. The 4-star  charity, Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, says it distributed food for more than 1 million meals since Sandy hit. Another 4-star charity, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is providing a daily distribution of more than 100,000 pounds of food to families facing loss and rebuilding since the storm.

You can find more information about these three charities, as well as many others responding to Superstorm Sandy, on our site here

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's #GivingTuesday. Get Out The Give!



Today is #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving. 
Join the celebration by donating to a worthy charity.


Need some help picking a charity to support? Not to worry, we offer nearly 6,000 charity ratings, giving tips and top (and bottom) charity lists. And once you select a charity on our site, all you need to do is click on the Donate Now button to make your donation.

Find A Charity Now

P.S. As we work hard to bring you hundreds of new charity ratings each month and CN 3.0 (an expanded rating system that examines each charity's results reporting) beginning in early 2013, we hope you’ll remember us on this #GivingTuesday, too!  Thank you!

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Countdown Is On!

Black Friday, Cyber Monday? Redeem your good karma on #GivingTuesday by supporting (with time or money) a highly-rated charity. Visit our website now to find charities that match your philanthropic passions.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Thanksgiving Thanks from a Charity Navigator Fan

This is why we do what we do here at Charity Navigator.

"I simply want to offer my thanks to you for the wonderful work that you and the staff do for charities. Donating to charity is hugely important to my husband and me, and I refuse to give to any organization until I first check them out with you. I'm convinced that the guidance you provide has enabled us to give our hard-earned dollars to worthy organizations. A few years ago, my husband and I very much wanted to donate money for research for two causes, and we found 4-star rated funds on your site that we did not previously know about. I assume that you all don't make that much money in your roles, but you are very much appreciated! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!" ~ Charity Navigator User

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Providing Holiday Meals to the Less Fortunate

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Of all the festivities associated with the winter holidays, the one thing many people look forward to most is the big holiday meal. Whether it’s turkey on Thanksgiving, a Christmas ham, or a pot roast at a Hanukah dinner, food is indelibly intertwined with our holiday celebrations.

Generous donors, thankful for the opportunity to feast with family and friends, are also moved this time of year to help provide holiday meals to the less fortunate. While there are many efficient, well-run charities that offer holiday meals to those in need, there are also some who spend their money inefficiently, often spending a large portion of your donation on fundraising. 

So, before you write that check, visit our site for tips on how to select a charity that will make the most of your gift. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Give a Gift that Supports Charities


Skip the shopping lines this Friday. Instead, sleep late and get a holiday gift that everyone will love and that also supports charities. 

Check out the Good Card.



The last day to order for Christmas delivery via postal mail is December 12, 2012. After that date, simply choose email or print-at-home for immediate delivery.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

#GivingTuesday Is Almost Here


#GivingTuesday is just two weeks away. 
How do you plan to participate? Leave a comment and let us know.
Don't know what #GivingTuesday is? Find out here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Optimize Your Generosity


This funny video takes one from our play book --- after a disaster give cash, not supplies. To quote our tips:

Do Not Send SuppliesKnowing that people are desperately in need of basic supplies like food, water and shelter, it is hard not to want to pack up and send a box of supplies. But this type of philanthropy is simply not practical or efficient. Even if mail could get to an impacted region, no one is set up to receive these goods, much less organize and distribute them to the victims. Furthermore, charities are often able to partner with companies to acquire large amounts of in-kind donations such as bottled water and new clothing. Instead of boxing up and sending your old clothing, have a garage sale and turn your used goods into cash and donate that to a worthy charity.

Please keep this in mind as you consider your options for supporting Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery efforts.


 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Who Gives More? Conservatives or Liberals?

According to research by Arthur Brooks, which is detailed in his book, the answer is conservatives. Research into IRS tax data from 2008 by the Chronicle of Philanthropy similarly shows that states that had voted republican in the last presidential election gave more to charity that states that supported the democrat.

But new research out of MIT suggests that political views do not predict HOW much a donor will give. Rather it can be a predictor of WHICH causes a donor is more likely to support. This study claims that conservatives are more likely to support religious groups and liberals prefer to support secular groups.

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No matter which side of the political spectrum you fall on (and how you'll feel after tonight's election), there is one thing we can agree on - we can all do our part to continue to support America's philanthropic sector. Just be sure to take the time to find great charities worthy of your support. Then give generously! 

Friday, November 2, 2012

It's Happening Again: Part 2


After Hurricane Katrina, the FBI reported the creation of more than 4,000 bogus websites designed to steal would-be donors' money and personal information. Many of them looked like legitimate charity websites, but were run by overseas crooks.

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Sadly, the criminals are up to no good again post Hurricane Sandy. Authorities are reporting that more than 1,000 internet addresses related to the Hurricane were registered since last Friday (before the storm even hit!).

Be sure to read our Tips for Giving In Times Of Crisis, and check our list of rated charities that are responding, so you can avoid falling victim to one of these online scams.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

It’s Happening Again


After Hurricane Katrina, we got lots of emails everyday from folks looking to host a displaced family. While I commend their generosity (at least those who didn't include stipulations such as the victims needed to serve as a nanny or do housework) I worry about the practicality of the idea. How do you know the person is truly a victim? How do you know that they’ll honor your generosity and not steal or hurt you?

Post Hurricane Sandy, I’m seeing the same response. Caring Americans are offering to take in victims.

I would encourage those who have such inspiration in their hearts to instead consider a donation to a charity providing food, shelter and other basic needs – such as the American Red Cross. They've opened a shelter down the road from me, so I've been able to see firsthand how they’re helping. And, if you want to host someone because you don’t have the financial means to give a donation, you can donate blood to the Red Cross or, if you are in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, consider directly helping out a neighbor in need. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Protecting Yourself from Hurricane Sandy Scams

As the list of charities responding to Hurricane Sandy continues to grow, carefully consider the nature of the charity's work. That is to say, not every charity is responding in the same way to Hurricane Sandy. Some are providing temporary shelter while others are providing food, water and medical assistance. Other charities are focused on long term rebuilding efforts. And some are simply fundraising on behalf of other charities. Think about what it is you want your donation to accomplish and then make sure you select the charity that is doing that type of work. 

And make sure you can find evidence of a real response by the charity. Avoid charities that only offer a statement that they are preparing for a response (standing at the ready) in case its help is needed.


Read the Tips
See the List of Charities Responding

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nominate Your Favorite Charity Today!

Want to be a champion for your favorite charity? Help your favorite organization qualify for a 2012 Top-Rated Award!


From now until November 15th, if you write a new, positive review for any of your favorite charities, they could win the chance to be on GreatNonprofit's 2012 Top-Rated List (this is the service that provides the reviews that you see on Charity Navigator's site)! The list will be distributed this holiday season to media, like the Huffington Post, TakePart and Parade Magazine, and 2,000 corporate foundations.

Note: During the review process, you'll need to select this campaign in order for the charity to be included (as shown in the image below).




Thursday, October 25, 2012

When Peer Pressure Is a Good Thing




A new report, from 4-star Do Something, shows that more than half of all teenagers volunteered last year. That’s great news. But what’s more interesting is that the biggest motivating factor is PEER PRESSURE! That’s right, 75% of 13 to 22 year olds who have friends that volunteer regularly also do so.



The study was based on a poll of more than 4,300 young people. Other findings include:
  • 93% of those polled want to volunteer, but not al of them do
  • 40% of those that did volunteer did it with their family, friends or clubs --- they didn’t go through a traditional nonprofit
  • 38% of the young volunteers help with fundraising
  • Boys were more likely to do physical activities like cleaning up the environment or working with kids in sports
  • Girls were more likely to help the homeless or assist arts groups
  • Young people are 66% more likely to learn about volunteer opportunities by talking to others rather than from social media or web sites
  • Young people prefer to volunteer with others of their age
  • Teens want a social component to their volunteer activities
  • Private school students were 25% more likely to volunteer than those in public schools



Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Big Day Has Arrived ...

Our Groupon Grassroots campaign launched today on Groupon's site!


Even though we rate more charities than anyone else has ever attempted, our nearly 6,000 charity ratings just aren't enough. Donors and charities beg us everyday to rate additional charities. So, we've partnered with Groupon Grassroots to bring you a deal to increase the number of charities we rate.

We just need 100 people donate $10 to this Groupon Grassroots campaign to have enough funding to rate a new charity. It is critical that at least 100 people support us via this campaign because if we don't reach the “tipping point," then none of the donations will be processed.

But if we exceed the tipping point, then each additional 50 donations of $10 each will add a second new charity rating to our site. That’s a 50% discount on the normal cost of a new charity rating— we know Groupon users love a bargain!

Here’s what you can do to help out:
1. Go to the campaign page to donate and help us reach our goal.
2. Share campaign news and progress on Facebook and Twitter, as well as through email.


Again, thank you for your support!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Year-End Giving Survey


Please take a moment and fill out our year-end giving survey. We have one specific to donors and one for charity representatives. 
  • Donors -- Take our short survey about your year-end giving plans.

  • Charity Leaders -- What are your predictions for year-end giving? Use this survey to let us know.
Be on the lookout for the results in late November.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Our Facebook Friends Have Multiplied

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We now total more than 6,000 facebook friends. If you're not one of them, then we invite you to come join our group of smart and savvy givers!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Political Donations..Tax Deductible?

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'Tis the season for providing financial support to your political candidate or cause of choice.  The question is are any of these donations tax deductible?  The Wall Street Journal recently took on this subject in order to clear up some misconceptions and provide clarity for those politically involved donors. The Journal even includes a cool interactive questionnaire to assist you. 
Donations to a specific campaign, party or Super PAC are not tax deductible.  However, there are organizations that are politically involved that you can support while also claiming a tax deduction.  Organizations like The Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities are public charities with 501 C 3 status.  Which means donations to those organizations are tax deductible. These organizations can not be for or against a certain candidate but they can take positions on ballot initiatives. So make sure you are aware of the tax deduction rules before you cut a check during this election season.  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ins and Outs of Cause-Related Marketing During Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and, just as the following video points out, you are sure to find pink colored product wherever you go!


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So how do you evaluate which cause-related marketing efforts are worth supporting? Here are a few tips.
  • Authentic: Are there any perceived or real conflicts between the charity’s mission and the company’s values and products/ services? Is there a strategic partnership between the firm and the charity or did the company just color wash its product in pink?
  • Clear / Transparent Packaging: In examining the product’s packaging, avoid vague packaging and make sure you can you easily discern:
    • Charity: What is the specific charity involved in the partnership?
    • Value: How much of your purchase benefits the charity? Is there a minimum or a cap on the firm’s contribution?
    • Timing: When does the offer end?
  • Something You Need: Is the product/ service something you would buy even without the pink ribbon on it?
  • Value Compared to Competitors: Is the quality and pricing of the product as good as or better than other similar products?
  • Not All Breast Cancer Charities Are Alike: The reporter’s tip at the end of the video above is important. Remember, there are lots of breast cancer charities – more than 1,000 - doing all different types of work from research, to funding mammograms, to raising awareness. So, it is critical that you do your homework and make sure you know about the charity on the receiving end of your purchase by checking the charity’s:
    • Programs & Services:  Does it do research, advocacy, awareness or fund patient services?
    • Financial Health: Is it efficient? Is it financially sustainable?
    • Accountability & Transparency: Does it have a strong Board of Directors providing proper oversight? Does disclose its financial documents on its website? Does it have the proper policies and procedures in place to prevent unethical behavior?
    • Results Reporting: Does the charity provide any evidence of its results by reporting on its website?
Read our newly published Roundtable discussion with several well-known breast cancer charities to find out how they decide which products/ firms are a good fit for a cause-related marketing campaign and what they say is the biggest misconception donors/ customers have about cause-related marketing.

Video: #GivingTuesday Hangout #2

Don't worry if you missed yesterday's #GivingTuesday Google + Hangout, you can watch a recording now:
 


What you don't know what #GivingTuesday is? Visit our site for all the details.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

#GivingTuesday Google+ Hangout


Please join us today, Tuesday October 2nd at 12:30 EST for the bi-weekly, #GivingTuesday Google + Hangout.

You can access the chat by visiting our YouTube channel and will have the opportunity to hear from some of #GivingTuesday's great partners (it's the girl power edition today!). 


Remember to use the hashtag #GivingTuesday, ask questions and let us know about some of YOUR great plans (see Charity Navigator's site for some exciting ideas for how you can get involved).

Here are the details at a glance:

Who: Patty Huber Morrissey, Manager, Groupon Grassroots; Rachel Hutchisson, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, Blackbaud; Sandra Miniutti, Vice President, Marketing & CFO, Charity Navigator; Moderated by Chrysula Winegar, #GivingTuesday Communications Project Lead and Million Moms Challenge Community Manager; Hangout produced by Jaclyn Schiff, #GivingTuesday Social Media Lead
When: Tuesday October 2, 12:30PM EST
Where: GivingTuesday’s YouTube channel

Tweet your thoughts and questions using the #GivingTuesday hashtag.

See you then!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Billions In Revenue, Billions In Expenses

Today, we published 409 new ratings and we added 94 charities to our site. That brings our database up to nearly 5,800 charity ratings. Here’s a closer look at the data we've collected: 
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  • In their most recent fiscal year, these charities generated approximately $208 billion in total revenue. 
  • Of this $208 billion in total revenue, $188 billion came from the charities’ primary revenue sources. More than half of this primary revenue, some $101 billion, came from contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government grants. Another $87 billion came from program service revenue, fees and contracts. 
  • These same organizations reported spending $199 billion. 
  • Roughly 87%, or $173 billion, of these expenses were reported as program expenses. Administration expenses accounted for 9%, or $18 billion, and fundraising expenses accounted for the final 4%, or $8 billion. 
  • The charities we evaluate reported total net assets equaling $474 billion.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Save The Date - November 27, 2012

Celebrate a new day in the Holiday Season – #GivingTuesday    by giving wisely.
Visit our site for details now!



Thursday, September 20, 2012

Celebrating Success!

Plan International USA recently earned their first 4-star rating. 

To celebrate this accomplishment, they indulged blue star-shaped cookies, cake and blueberry tea.  
Cake enjoyed by staff 

Staff enjoying blue star-shaped cookies and blueberry tea



















And for a party game, they competed in a quiz about Charity Navigator. 



Winners of Charity Navigator quiz in with Board Member Walter Stone


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Consistently Low Rated Charities

Last week, on this blog, we discussed the good --- the fact that most charities we rate earn high marks. This week, we’re going to talk a closer look at the bad and the ugly --- the 34 charities that consistently earn 0-star ratings. Remember, in our rating system 0-star charities are considered  "Exceptionally Poor."

Charities with Consecutive 0-Star Ratings
  • 16 have received two consecutive 0-star ratings
  • 7 have received three
  • 3 have received four
  • 3 have received six
  • 1 has received seven
  • 3 have received eight
  • 1 has received nine
Here are the organizations that have at least 6 consecutive 0-star ratings:

Charity
Number of Consecutive 0-Star Ratings
National Veterans Services Fund, Inc.
9
Firefighters Charitable Foundation
8
Children's Charity Fund, Inc.
8
The Committee for Missing Children
8
Wishing Well Foundation USA
7
Shiloh International Ministries
6
Texas Stampede
6
Disabled Police Officers Counseling Center
6