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#GivingTuesday Marks Charity Navigator Expansion

Leading Online Evaluator Adds Information About 2,400 U.S.-Based Charities


GLEN ROCK, N.J., Nov. 27, 2017 -- Charity Navigator, the country’s leading online charity evaluation service, today announced that beginning tomorrow, #GivingTuesday, it will make concise impact statements and progress reports for 2,400 charities available for free of charge on its website.

In addition to accessing financial analysis developed from each organization’s 990 filings with the Internal Revenue Service, site visitors will be able to review impact reports prepared by charities and supplied by GuideStar, Classy, and GlobalGiving.

This marks the first joint effort by these sector leaders and is the first of a number of planned collaborative initiatives.

“Publishing impact reports of nonprofits is a radical expansion of the information previously shared by Charity Navigator and frequently requested by donors,” said Charity Navigator CEO Michael Thatcher. “We are delighted to be working with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, and Classy to encourage thousands of organizations to provide their results information alongside our latest charity evaluations.”

During this experimental phase, progress reports shared by Charity Navigator will not have any effect on the star or numerical rating nonprofits receive from Charity Navigator.

“GuideStar is excited to partner with Charity Navigator to share our quantitative and qualitative data about nonprofit programs,” said Jacob Harold, President and CEO of GuideStar. “We believe the inclusion of GuideStar’s Gold- and Platinum-level data will enrich donors’ experience on Charity Navigator—something we can all agree is a happy news for this Giving Season.”

"We're thankful for this opportunity to partner with Charity Navigator to provide more impact information for donors,” said Co-Founder and President of GlobalGiving, Mari Kuraishi. “At GlobalGiving our aim is to fuel and amplify the work of nonprofits that listen to the people they serve and adapt programs to meet those needs. This partnership with Charity Navigator helps highlight these organizations that are committed to greater effectiveness."

“Our mission at Classy is to mobilize and empower the world for good, and we’ve always felt that showcasing the impact nonprofits are making in their communities is a critical piece of empowering the sector,” said Pat Walsh, Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer at Classy. “We originally created this framework to help organizations clearly articulate their impact for the Classy Awards, and now we’re excited to see it brought to life in a new way through this meaningful collaboration.”

A list of all 2,400 organizations supplying their progress reports is available upon request.

About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.CharityNavigator.org, is the largest expert charity evaluator in America. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency of charities and by providing data about 1.6 million nonprofits. Charity Navigator does not charge the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501(c)(3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

About GuideStar
GuideStar, www.guidestar.org, is the world’s largest source of nonprofit information, connecting people and organizations with data on 2.5 million current and formerly IRS-recognized nonprofits. Each year, more than 8 million people, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media, use GuideStar data to make intelligent decisions about the social sector. GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles are populated with information from the IRS, directly from nonprofits, and via other partners in the nonprofit sector. In addition, users see GuideStar data on more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications. GuideStar is itself a 501(c)(3) public charity.

About Classy
Classy is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising tools for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. Since 2011, fundraising on the Classy platform has doubled each year—resulting in thousands of nonprofits collectively raising over half a billion dollars. Based in San Diego, CA, Classy is trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world’s largest social organizations, such as Acumen Fund, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shriners Hospital for Children. Classy also hosts the annual Classy Awards to spotlight the innovative work nonprofits are implementing around the globe. Backed by prominent technology investors, including JMI Equity, Mithril, Salesforce Ventures, and Bullpen Capital, Classy has raised $53 million to-date in growth capital. For more information, visit www.classy.org or follow Classy on Twitter @Classy.

About GlobalGiving
GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country. They help nonprofits access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective. They also work to drive more donations to more effective organizations. GlobalGiving is itself a 501(c)(3) public charity.


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