May 7, 2013
In the aftermath of the horrific Boston Marathon bombing, the amazing compassion and generosity of the American public has once again been in evidence. At the same time, the rush of scammers to exploit that generosity has also been a concern. We were interviewed numerous times to provide advice to donors to assure that they give wisely at such a time. Here are links to segments you can listen and watch on Marketplace and Fox Business. We also were asked to speak out on scam fundraising efforts directed at senior citizens as well as the tragic delay in funds getting to the families and victims of the Newtown shootings.
On April 15th, we celebrated the 11th anniversary of the launch of Charity Navigator. Here's a photo of us all just before we all sat down together to enjoy a celebratory cake.
Also fitting with the anniversary, I had the opportunity to talk about the purpose of Charity Navigator as well as my career path on a recent radio interview.
In my last report, I mentioned my first ever debate with a fellow who questions the value of rating charities. For those of you who would prefer not to watch the grainy 80 minute video, the essence of my remarks were recently published in the Nonprofit Quarterly.
All the best,
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With the support of users like you, we are currently investing in staff and technology. This will allow us to improve the search and organizational features of our site, making it easier to find the information that matters most to you. We will also continue to enhance our evaluation system and metrics.
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With the support of users like you, we are making it easier to find the info that matters most. Thank you!