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    Nonprofit Video Resources

    Since its inception in 2001, Charity Navigator has provided an unbiased evaluation of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in order to help donors make more informed decisions when making contributions. With a steadfast commitment to transparency, accountability, and integrity, Charity Navigator has become the largest and most trusted nonprofit evaluator, with more than 9 million site visitors each year.


    Charity Navigator is more than just a nonprofit evaluator; we are a partner in advancing nonprofit excellence. Through our rigorous evaluation process and comprehensive rating system, we empower nonprofits to thrive and fulfill their missions by earning the trust of donors through transparency. We’ve created this nonprofit video series to help you understand our processes and help you put your best foot forward for donors interested in your organization.


    As we embark on this journey to empower nonprofits through our informational videos, we invite you to join us in our mission to build a stronger, more resilient nonprofit sector. Together, we can drive positive change, foster greater trust, and maximize the impact of charitable giving.


    Get Started Today: Submit Data Through our Nonprofit Portal


    Ready to earn a higher rating on Charity Navigator and build trust with potential donors? Log in to our nonprofit portal to submit data to be scored for our next ratings release. You can log in or make an account at

    By submitting data to Charity Navigator via our nonprofit portal, you can increase your visibility to the over 9 million donors who visit our website and earn trust with current and potential donors.

    • About Charity Navigator and How We Rate Nonprofits

      Charity Navigator is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to make impactful giving easier for all. One way we accomplish our mission is by evaluating nonprofits through a process that involves thorough research and analysis of a nonprofit's financial documents, IRS filings, and other relevant data. Watch this video to learn more about our mission and how we create nonprofits.

    • What Are the Four Beacons?

      Our Encompass Rating System consists of four beacons that we rate nonprofits on: Accountability & Finance, Impact & Measurement, and Leadership & Adaptability, and Community & Culture. Learn more about each of these beacons and how you can earn a higher rating for each.

    • The Benefits of Earning More Beacons

      Submitting data for ratings takes time, but it’s worth it. Organizations with high ratings attract more donors, volunteers, and partnerships, leading to increased support and resources. Learn more about all the benefits of earning more beacons.

    • Common Mistakes That May Affect Your Rating: Impact & Measurement

      Understanding common pitfalls can help nonprofits improve their ratings. Watch this video to learn more about the common mistakes that impact your Impact & Measurement score and how to avoid them.

    • Common Mistakes That May Affect Your Rating: Accountability & Finance

      Understanding common pitfalls can help nonprofits improve their ratings. Watch this video to learn more about the common mistakes that impact your Accountability & Finance score and how to avoid them.

    • Charity Navigator's 2024 Rating Methodology Enhancement Overview | April 2024

      As part of our commitment to increase the depth and breadth of our ratings, we’re rolling out modifications to our ratings methodology to improve comprehensiveness and ease. These changes were informed by feedback from nonprofits, donors, and industry experts, all in service of providing the most accurate and complete nonprofit rating.