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Monday, February 28, 2022

Meet the Team: My Nonprofit Career Journey - Alexandra Pierschalla


My name is Alexandra Pierschalla, and as the Program Support Representative at Charity Navigator, I respond to queries from donors and nonprofits about the Charity Navigator website, Nonprofit Portal, and the Encompass Rating System. I also assist our programs teams with collecting website user feedback, nonprofit verifications, and Form 990 tax return data.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

What Bidders Should Know About Charity Auctions

There are a number of things that bidders should know about nonprofit auctions. For example, they need to know what cause they’re supporting and how the funds further it. If it’s a virtual event, they need to know how to access the event and participate. The list could go on!

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practices Matter for Nonprofits

In March 2022, Charity Navigator will release its first ratings evaluating the extent to which nonprofits are implementing policies and practices that contribute to inclusive workplaces and more equitable outcomes for their staff and constituents. Rating this set of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (or “DEI”) policies and practices provides donors an opportunity to see how organizations are representing themselves to their constituent communities, and if their values of DEI transcend within their organization. Charity Navigator’s DEI ratings have been developed by reviewing literature and directly engaging with dozens of field leaders in partnership with external consultants at the Center for Urban and Racial Equity (CURE). 

Monday, February 14, 2022

The Carver Foundation of Norwalk: Inspiring the Next Generation to Pursue Their Dreams


In celebration of Black History Month, Charity Navigator is honored to feature Black-founded nonprofits, highlighting their incredible legacies and commitment to the communities they serve. 
 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Engaging Mid-Level Donors: 3 Tips for Fundraising in 2022

To make the most of fundraising in 2022, nonprofits have strived to connect with their donors, and have noticed the importance of mid-level donors, in particular. While many nonprofits focus the bulk of their relationship-building efforts on major donors, continually engaging your mid-level donors can lead to a stable source of fundraising that will only increase in value over time. 

Monday, February 7, 2022

The Brotherhood Sister Sol: Educating young people, organizing with them in pursuit of justice, and training the field

In celebration of Black History Month, Charity Navigator is honored to feature Black-founded nonprofits, highlighting their incredible legacies and commitment to the communities they serve.