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    Resources for Nonprofits


    Use these resources to learn how we assess your organization, how you can bolster the rating, and how to stay informed about methodological changes and key dates.


    Note: We only rate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have filed three IRS Forms 990 (990EZ, 990PF, or 990N not eligible) or have earned an Impact & Results beacon. All nonprofit organizations listed on the IRS Business Master File are automatically listed.

    How We Rate Nonprofits

    Nonprofits are evaluated across four assessment areas referred to as beacons: Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Leadership & Adaptability, and Culture & Community.

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      Update Your Profile/Rating
      Access your nonprofit portal to submit data to bolster your organization's rating, make edits, download your promotional toolkit, and be notified about upcoming deadlines.
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      Access Donor Data
      Learn how to access information about donations made to your organization via our Giving Basket.
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      Read our Full Methodology
      Gain detailed insight into how we rate nonprofit organizations across our four beacons.

    Questions? Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about how your nonprofit can engage with Charity Navigator.


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    Resources Hub

    Browse tips, strategies, interviews, and topics related to the nonprofit sector.


    Promote Your Rating

    Download your organization's badge, social media graphics, a sample press release, and more.