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Thursday, June 6, 2013

How Does Your City's Charities Stack Up?

We've just published our most recent Metro Market Study - a report that compares the financial performance, the size, the accountability and the transparency of the largest nonprofits in the 30 largest metropolitan markets represented in our database of 6,000+ charities

The 30 Metro Markets are: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Nashville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Washington, DC.

In terms of their overall Financial Health and commitment to Accountability & Transparency, the study’s highest and lowest rated charitable communities are:
Highest Rated
Current RankingPrevious Ranking
1) San Diego1) Houston
2) Houston2) Kansas City
3) Kansas City3) St. Louis
4) Cincinnati4) Cincinnati
5) San Francisco5) Portland

Lowest Rated          
Current RankingPrevious Ranking
30) Indianapolis30) Orlando
29) Orlando29) Tampa/ St. Petersburg
28) Nashville28) Indianapolis
27) Atlanta27) Milwaukee
26) Miami26) Miami

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