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Collaboration streamlines impact data, enables informed giving, and alleviates metrics reporting burden for charities
April 27, 2023 - New York, NY - In a major move towards valuing impact in the nonprofit sector, Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most influential evaluator of charities, and Impact Genome, the world's leading social impact registry, have joined forces to elevate the quality and availability of nonprofit impact data and help donors maximize the impact of every dollar.
The Impact Genome Registry enables nonprofits to report and independently verify their impact based on 132 standardized social outcomes. This partnership will allow nonprofits to seamlessly report their results just once each year, removing the burdensome nature of reporting. With this new approach, Charity Navigator and Impact Genome will dramatically expand the quantity of impact ratings on Charity Navigator’s site and ultimately increase trust between donors and charities by giving donors a better understanding of where their dollars go and what they accomplish.
"This partnership with Impact Genome is a significant step towards democratizing philanthropy and empowering donors to make informed giving decisions,” said Laura Andes, Chief Program Officer of Charity Navigator. “By using consistent impact data in our ratings, we are providing donors with a more comprehensive picture of how charities serve their communities, fostering greater trust between donors and charities.”
“By integrating impact data into charity ratings, we are moving the field from ‘overhead’ to ‘outcomes.’ This is a huge step forward in leveling the playing field for all nonprofits, so that all organizations, large, small, global or community-led, can secure sustainable funding based on their results,” said Jason Saul, Founder of Impact Genome.
Charity Navigator is committed to evolving and improving its ratings and democratizing philanthropy by providing donors with a more comprehensive and transparent view of the charities they support. By utilizing the standardized outcomes, evidence quality, and beneficiary information provided by the Impact Genome Registry, Charity Navigator continues to provide clarity on which nonprofits are producing outstanding results. This partnership comes after Charity Navigator's recent improvements to its rating system, including the launch of its new website in November 2022.
About Charity Navigator
Founded in 2002, Charity Navigator is a 501(c)(3) organization that guides intelligent giving with the nation's largest, most comprehensive charity evaluation tool. The organization helps donors easily identify U.S.-registered charities making a difference on the issues they care about most while helping charities better understand their donors, deliver on impact, and increase awareness and funding. Learn more at charitynavigator.org.
About Impact Genome
The Impact Genome Registry enables nonprofits and funders to standardize,independently verify and benchmark social outcomes. With the Impact Genome's standardized data, nonprofits and funders can evaluate and report on more than 132 common social outcomes. The Impact Genome Registry has standardized impact data on 2.2M nonprofit programs, and has completed Impact Verification for over 3,900 nonprofits representing $5.2B in social spend. Thanks to the support of major philanthropies, any nonprofit can register their program for free with the Impact Genome . Learn more at impactgenome.org.
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