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Thought Leadership & News
Beyond ratings, we want to ensure that you have access to essential information about the nonprofit sector and our work. Read our commentaries.
Embracing Iteration: Fall Methodology Update 2023
Charity Navigator is thrilled to unveil its revamped Accountability & Finance methodology and updated point allocations for the Culture & Community beacon, providing donors with a more nuanced view of nonprofit effectiveness and organizations.
Juneteenth: A Call to Action for Donors
Consider donating to Black-founded nonprofits in support of Juneteenth.
How do Charity Navigator Users Plan to Give in 2023?
Helpful donating insights from 356 individuals.
Donors Prefer Charities that Earn All Four Beacons
Charity Navigator surveyed donors on ratings and beacon scores.
Advisories are now Alerts: Here’s Why…
Alerts ensure donors have the relevant information to make more informed choices about their charitable support.
2022 Holiday Giving Insights
Charity Navigator surveyed 3011 donors and 853 charities to gain insights into how the 2022 giving season compared to 2021. These findings are not a comprehensive assessment of giving, but they can provide a window into the trends that shaped the season.
Reflecting on 2021 and Looking Forward to Our 20th Year
Read reflections of 2021 and the future for Charity Navigator from CEO Michael Thatcher as 2022 begins, and with it, a new year of giving.
What the End of AmazonSmile Means for Donors
The end of the philanthropic site gives donors the opportunity to support their favorite charities in more impactful ways.
2022: A Celebration of 20 Years
In his annual message, Michael Thatcher, our President & CEO, shares how donors like you impacted a year full of changes.
Celebrating 20 Years of Informed Giving
Watch the full-length 20th-anniversary celebration, be inspired, be entertained, and learn more about the causes you care about.
Pandemic's Impact on Nonprofit Performance Data
How Charity Navigator is responding to the significant delays at the IRS in processing and making the Forms 990 available.
Charity Navigator Rating Systems Unification
The Star and Encompass rating systems will be unified, creating a singular rating system to help donors make more informed giving decisions.
Donor Perspective on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Learn how scoring beacons by Charity Navigator guide donor and nonprofit behavior and have expanded to more areas like DEI, or Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett: $2.7B Round of Giving