September 2, 2009
I am happy to announce the creation of the Charity Navigator Advisory Panel. This group of experts in the nonprofit sector will focus on assisting us in our efforts to move toward a three dimensional rating system for evaluating charities. We believe that there are three components that a wise social investor (a donor with their eyes wide open) must consider to make a good selection of a charity:
The panel will provide a sounding board and guide as we move forward with our process of making changes. Thus far we have the following members who have signed on:
A couple of our Advisory Panel members have also recently made an entry on my blog site regarding the issue of measuring outcomes (here and here). We are excited about this wonderful group of talented thought leaders joining us on this endeavor to make our rating system even better and more comprehensive.
All the best,Ken Berger
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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!