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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Check your charities' rankings and efficiency with Charity Navigator

As you consider putting your values into action by donating to a nonprofit ministry, consider also checking the ratings of ministries by objective charity reviewers.
One of those reviewers is the Charity Navigator. From its web site: 
Charity Navigator is considered by many to be the leading evaluator of non-profit effectiveness. Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability and Transparency of America's largest charities. Charity Navigator selected as Best Charity Review Site in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine’s “The Best List 2011.” 
The Christian Medical Association, for example, just received the highest (four-star) rating by Charity Navigator.  Just 1,410 of the 1,600,000 charities in America receive this designation. Charity Navigator objectively reviews the financial statements and tax filings of non-profits, determining those that have the lowest overhead and spend the highest percentage of resources on program beneficiaries.

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