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Charity Navigator's Operating Principles


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

Assume charities are honest until proven otherwise

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

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