It’s hard to think of a more thoughtful gift than making a charitable donation in her honor! Moreover, it is one that mom can brag about to all her friends. Can't you just hear her gushing about your altruistic spirit?
Make your donation via Charity Navigator's Giving Basket and we will send your mom an email informing her that you made a gift in her name. You can even wait until the morning of Mother's Day to set up the donation and we'll make sure she's notified before the end of the day.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Charity Navigator and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) have teamed up to launch The Dugan Research Award for Philanthropic Impact, a new grant supporting initiatives that advance the field of impact measurement by nonprofit organizations. The award is named in honor of Pat and Marion Dugan, who founded Charity Navigator in 2002, as a center to support philanthropy with unbiased ratings and evaluations of our nation’s largest charities.
In the past 12 months, more than 10 million people have visited Charity Navigator's website to check out our charity ratings. Many of those site visitors go on to make their donations directly on our site by clicking the “Donate To This Charity” button. We took a look at the donations made from January 20, 2017 to April 20, 2017 and compared them to the donations made during that period a year earlier. The data reveals just how much giving to certain organizations, like the ACLU (+8,000%) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (+1,400%) has increased:
That said, giving via Charity Navigator's Giving Basket was not up across all types of charities. Donations to some health and disease organizations were flat or down slightly from a year earlier.
How about you? Have you changed the types of charities you support since Trump took office?
Friday, April 21, 2017
Famines, like the one in Africa and Yemen, cause far-ranging suffering. Human lives are lost, children lose access to education, and countries must address the effects of the famine for decades following its official 'conclusion.' You can help end this crisis by making a donation today. To assist you in selecting a charity, our staff has curated a list of highly-rated organizations that will use your gift to combat this famine and provide humanitarian relief to those directly impacted.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Don't you just love how the staff at the GOOD+ Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) celebrated their fourth consecutive 4-star rating?!
Our Founder @JessSeinfeld sent balloons to celebrate our fourth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator! pic.twitter.com/YzDYsgxX6o— GOOD+ Foundation (@GOODPlusFdn) April 5, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
On April 22, 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin founded Earth Day to celebrate our earth and raise awareness around the vitality of protecting the environment. Internationally, more than 180 countries recognize Earth Day and use it as an opportunity to build environmental awareness among their citizens. Many take this opportunity to volunteer for projects in their communities like removing litter from a local park or river to create a healthier space for people and wildlife. Others choose to adopt environmentally-friendly behaviors like recycling at home or reducing personal water usage.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Friday, April 14, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
With April 18 approaching (the deadline for filing and paying your taxes), you should know how much you can deduct, what types of contributions are deductible and how to best itemize deductions on your income taxes. Check out our tips now for help in answering these important questions.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
And it’s for more reasons than you’d think. One reason are the recent high-profile allegations of sexual harassment at large companies like Uber and Fox. The other is that these stories are playing out in what is also Sexual Assault Awareness Month, as highlighted previously on our blog. The timing of these coincidental events has the question of what constitutes sexual harassment to the on many people’s minds.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
On Tuesday, a rebel-held area of Syria experienced a chemical bombing. The toxic gas attack left at least 100 injured and 70 dead. One way you can help is by staying informed about what's going on in Syria and using that knowledge to advocate for change. And another way is by donating to one (or more) of the highly-rated charities that are helping people impacted by the Syrian crisis.
April 1st marks the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time aimed at raising awareness about sexual violence and educating the public about how it can be prevented. Sexual assault and violence affect individuals of all populations, but are more prevalent for young people, women and girls, transgender students, and Native Americans, according to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).
Monday, April 3, 2017
Welcome back to Metric Mondays! This week, we're looking at an important measure of Accountability & Transparency: distributing the Form 990 to the organization’s governing body in advance of it being filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).