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Monday, July 25, 2022

Unifying the Star and Encompass Rating Systems: What Nonprofits Need to Know




On May 24, we announced our plan to release a single unified rating system in October 2022. This unification will bring together our legacy Charity Navigator 2.1 (Star) system with our Encompass Rating System, rating more than 200,000 nonprofits. This is the culmination of a two-year journey of research, consulting, experimenting, and iterating different approaches and lenses to rate nonprofits more thoroughly and accurately. We are proud that Encompass, the system that will power evaluations moving forward, is the most comprehensive and flexible rating framework available, providing objective metrics on nonprofit health and performance so that donors can find and give to the most impactful nonprofits.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Meet the Team: My Nonprofit Journey - Crystal Gouldey

Welcome to our Meet The Team series, where each month we introduce a member of the Charity Navigator team to our readers. We are extremely honored to be a part of the nonprofit community where our footprint (and our ratings!) have expanded, and we are incredibly appreciative of the support received from our donors and users, nonprofits, and funders. We hope this series will be enlightening and entertaining. Click here for other profiles.


My name is Crystal Gouldey, Charity Navigator’s Senior Digital Marketing Manager since December 2021. My day-to-day role involves managing the digital marketing channels for our donor and nonprofit audiences. If you get an email from us, see a post on social media, or notice something new on the website, chances are I played a role!