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Charity Navigator's Operating Principles

 
 

UNBIASED EVALUATIONS
Maintain impartiality, being mindful and accountable for the results of our work

GOOD FAITH
Assume charities are honest until proven otherwise

WALK THE WALK
Govern and operate Charity Navigator in a manner consistent with our vision for the sector and to the same standards with which we rate charities

FRICTION FREE 
Provide easy access to Charity Navigator’s staff, data, insights, research and ratings for donors, charities, sector and industry partners
 
MISSION DRIVEN 
Create maximum impact for donors and charities
 
LEAN FORWARD 
Commit to what is possible now, and advance beyond past experiences
 
LEVERAGE PARTNERSHIPS
Achieve the greatest impact in the most efficient way possible

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