Website Provides Analysis of Charities to Facilitate “Intelligent Giving”

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 6, 2004

Charity Navigator…works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America’s largest charities.”

  • This non-profit, unaffiliated service profiles over 3,400 charities, with information available to users via a searchable database using keyword, category or region fields. The advanced search feature (available free, but requiring registration), allows users to choose expand queries to include fields for Overall Rating, Size (Total Expenses), CEO Salary, and Donor Privacy Policy. All this data is included in each report generated on a specific charity, in addition to a peer analysis, income statement, efficiency rating comparisons and analysis, contact info including website URL, and a comparison chart by Cause. The site is currently featuring a Holiday Guide 2004 to “help you ensure that your holiday donations best reach their intended good causes.”
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