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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.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Help Pick Which 10 Charities Will Split $827,659.49

Reddit announced today that it will donate 10% of their 2014 ad revenue to 10 charities selected by its community from the list of charities rated by Charity Navigator. That means, 10 charities rated by Charity Navigator will each receive a $82,765.95 donation. 

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Making It Easier For Donors To Navigate Our Site

At Charity Navigator, we classify charities by the kind of programs and services they provide, and by the way they function financially. We employ a two-tiered classification system that groups charities into:
  • Broadly defined Categories
  • More narrowly defined Causes within each Category

In our commitment to continually improve our classification system, Charity Navigator just expanded its list of Categories from nine to eleven. Effective February 1, 2015, the Category on our site that was called "Public Benefit" was replaced by three new Category titles:
  1. Human and Civil Rights
  2. Community Development
  3. Research and Public Policy

And under Research and Public Policy, we turned one Cause into two thereby creating:
  1. Non-Medical Science & Technology Research
  2. Social and Public Policy Research
We believe this change will make it easier for donors to find their favorite charities among the >8,000 that we currently rate.