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Billions of Dollars Donated by Millions of Users

Ken Berger | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Ken Berger

Charity Navigator is estimated to be influencing billions of dollars (between 5 and 10 billion at last count) of charitable gifts each year provided by over 3 million unique visitors.

What's Wrong With the Kony Firestorm? Maybe Not What You Think

Paul Shoemaker | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Paul Shoemaker

Invisible Children has been criticized for not spending enough money on programs. But Invisible Children is an advocacy organization. They spend money on media -- not direct aid -- because that's their strategy.

Last Day To Donate In 2011: Where To Give To Make Sure You Get Your Tax Break

Posted 03.01.2012 | Impact

When the clock strikes midnight tonight, it marks the cut-off for receiving tax breaks on 2011 charitable giving. Make your donation as late as mid...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Year-end Giving and Tax Deductions

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Many donors rush to make their charitable contributions before each year ends. Let's look at the reasons why they do this.

SLIDESHOW: 5 Charity Scams To Avoid This Holiday Season

Posted 12.22.2011 | Impact

At a time when a record number of families are facing poverty and donations are down across the charity board, nonprofits are eagerly looking to the g...

Determining The Destination Of Charitable Donations

Posted 07.07.2011 | Impact

After Greg Mortenson's "three cups" of financial disaster, donors the world over are looking for ways to find the destination of their donations. ...

Graduate students help help you find good charities

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.19.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, I'm now talking to a lot of professionals in the nonprofit world. I'm hearing that most nonprofits are fine, but there still a whole bunch wh...

How accountable and transparent is your favorite charity? Ask Charity Navigator

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, I'm now talking to a lot of professionals in the nonprofit world. I'm hearing that most nonprofits are fine, but there still a whole bunch who a...

Check out Japan relief efforts with Charity Navigator

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

A lot of people are giving money to help out, but remember, while most nonprofits are fine, the fake ones are great at pushing your buttons. To do y...

Charity Navigator 2.0: figuring out nonprofits that get the job done

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Lots of people want to help other people, and often philanthropy is that answer. Problem is that there's no shortage of tragedy, and there are a lot o...

Haiti, We Have Forsaken You

Maria Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Russo

In the midst of utter disappointment and abandonment there are many nonprofits still working to slowly rebuild Haiti.

5 Ways Young Adults Can Give Back

U.S. News & World Report | Kimberly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Even when young people are strapped for cash, most of them still find a way to give: On average, people under the age of 40 donate about $1,200 a year...

Donations Are Down, But Nonprofit CEO Pay Goes Up

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Despite donations to nonprofits dropping amid the American recession, salaries for nonprofit CEOs are on the rise, and expected to rise even more in 2...

Checking Up On Nonprofits: Making Sure You're Giving Back Right

The Wall Street Journal | Jonnelle Marte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Before signing up, do some homework on the nonprofit you'll be "working" for on your vacation....

America's Ten Most 'Charity-Conscious' Cities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For the seventh year in a row, Charity Navigator has published its list of America's Most "Charity-Conscious" Cities. After analyzing and averaging no...

A Troubling Disconnect: When High Profile Charitable Ventures Offer No Real Information

Ken Berger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Berger

Recently, a friend and I had an experience that reminded us of the troubling state of how charitable donations are often made. The decision to support a charity should be based on information about how the organization operates.

Make A Hands-On Difference for Haiti: Student Update

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Middle school students across the country provide "hands-on" support for Haitian earthquake victims by assembling hundreds of health kits for an international aid organization.

Make a Hands-On Difference for Haiti: Pa Za Pa

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Elementary school children across the country are making health kits for Haiti with the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Communities everywhere are encouraged to join the effort.

Global Aid Pours into Haiti

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

The international outpouring of help displays humanity's better angels -- a global sense of grief and sympathy.

Charity: Who Cares? A Graphic By

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact has organized a fascinating graphic that describes who in America gives, how much, and where. It's got some statistics you might not have gue...

Laura Bassett

As Wallets Open For Haiti, Credit Card Companies Take A Big Cut | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Update at 9:03 AM Friday: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover have now all announced that they will waive fees for some donations related...

Can People Still Afford to Care?

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

Just $7,700 was contributed online to Operation USA a full week after the recent natural disasters. This compares with over $1 million donated online within 24 hours in 2004 after the Asia tsunami.

Charities' Most Important Day in 2009: December 31

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

Most individual and family donors total up their year-end surplus, recover from holiday gift-giving and end the year on a charitable note.

Navigating the Non-Profitsphere

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

So where does your gift have the most impact? How do you find that group of people working to fix that issue you most care about? Here are some great tools for navigating the non-profitsphere.

Why We Give to Animal Charities

Jackie Fuchs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jackie Fuchs

Animals have no safety net in society, no voices of their own, and very few rights under the law but they touch our hearts in deep and meaningful ways.