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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Couldn't Have Said It Better Ourselves!

We got a donation yesterday with a very eloquent and well written letter that went with it. I feel compelled to share:

"Your organization and website were a Godsend; I was so conflicted and confused as to which charitable causes and entities merited my support, it was driving me to distraction!"

This donor continues: "...I had to intuitively select which charities I would support and which to ignore. (I always felt an overbearing sense of guilt for arbitrarily excluding this charity over that without having any tangible or creditable rationale in the unavoidable decisions of selection and rejection.) Thank you for providing some intelligible scrutiny, gradation and assessment of charities. That information stands as a voice of sanity and reason amid the cacophony of promoters, hawkers, beggars, opportunists, thieves and, yes, legitimate, altruistic charities. I want to contribute responsibly to charitable causes when I can. Your organization has facilitated and enhanced attainment of that objective."

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We, here at Charity Navigator, are always touched and motivated when we hear we are having an impact. To the donor that wrote this letter: Thank you for sharing your thoughts! We truly appreciate it.

We get many notes, messages and letters and thank all who reach out to us. We love hearing from our constituents. Please do continue!

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