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