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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.

  • man looking at graphs
    The Lingering Effects of the Pandemic on Nonprofit Performance Data
    How Charity Navigator is responding to the significant delays at the IRS in processing and making the Forms 990 available.
  • woman writing on whiteboard
    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.
  • Michael Thatcher speaking
    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.
  • group of diverse individuals
    DEI in the Community & Culture Beacon: Donor Perspectives
    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.
  • volunteers moving supplies off a truck
    MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett: $2.7B Round of Giving
    Benefiting nonprofit infrastructure, community-centered services & education.
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    Highlighting Nonprofits That Put Equity into Practice
    Assessing where organizations are in their journey to prioritizing equity in their operations and pursuit of their missions.
  • woman and children outside hut
    Cash: A Vital Way to Support Families in Need
    Cash transfers have increasingly become a crucial form of international assistance. Why is that?
  • elbow bump for social distancing
    Factoring COVID-19 into Charity Ratings
    Like everything else, COVID-19 has had dramatic effects on charities around the world. Learn about COVID-19 impacts on Charity Navigator & their ratings.
  • people with hands linked
    The Trillion Dollar Opportunity
    Charity Navigator aims to guide $1 trillion to charities making the most impact over the next 10 years and we are well on our way. Learn more about our goal!
  • hand with change and "make a change" note
    The Evolution of Charity Navigator’s Best Kept Secret: The Giving Basket
    The Giving Basket has evolved to be Charity Navigator's most powerful giving tool and since 2015, has raised +$165 million for nonprofits. Learn more!