Charity Navigator (USA)
A bit like Guidestar but more judgemental, this organisation ‘works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America’s largest charities’.
Specifically, Charity Navigator’s rating system examines two broad areas of a charity’s financial health – how responsibly it functions day to day as well as how well positioned it is to sustain its programs over time. Each charity is then awarded an overall rating, ranging from zero to four stars. To help donors avoid becoming victims of mailing-list appeals, each charity’s commitment to keeping donors’ personal information confidential is assessed. The site is easily navigable by charity name, location or type of activity and also features opinion pieces by Charity Navigator experts, donation tips, and top-10 and bottom-10 lists which rank efficient and inefficient organizations in a number of categories.
Categories: Charities Resources