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Black History Month
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is observed each year in February.  The event is a time to  pay tribute to the history, struggles, and triumphs of black people across the world. In honor of Black History Month, we hope you w...

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World Whale Day!
credit:  Isaac Kohane Saturday, February 18th, is World Whale Day, a celebration of the largest animals on Earth. Established in Maui in 1980, World Whale Day raises awareness about whales and the conservation efforts designed to protect the giants of the o...

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Good News for Donors!
We've got some good news to share that should help you feel good about donating . Our research into the financial health, accountability and transparency of thousands of America's largest charities shows that the majority are performing at a high level. Tha...

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First Open Source Release of Code that Reads Digitized IRS Form 990 Data
Charity Navigator is dedicated to the advancement of informed giving. In the United States, most organizations exempt from income tax under section 501(a) must file an annual information return called the Form 990. These documents contain a wealth of inform...

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Show Your Favorite Charity Rating Service Some Love
Shopping for your loved one this Valentine's Day? Before you start, we invite you to take a minute to sign up for Amazon Smiles . Once you do, 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to Charity Navigator as your charity of choice. 

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Metric Mondays #10: Fundraising Efficiency
Last week, we focused on the importance of a Conflict of Interest policy . Today’s Metric Monday will address Fundraising Efficiency! Fundraising Efficiency is the amount spent by a charity for each dollar they bring in as contributions. We determine this b...

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Test Your Nonprofit Knowledge
Do you know what was the first year that charities were required by law to provide copies of their 3 most recently filed Forms 990 to anyone making a request in person or in writing? What institution conducted the first fundraising drive in America in 1643?...

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Charity Navigator Users Are Generous!
This past December, the Charity Navigator community came together and donated nearly nine million dollars to more than 7,900 charities via our Giving Basket !   What is it that donors love so much about our donation tool? Is it that they can donate to multi...

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Shopping? Start with a Smile and Amazon will donate to Charity Navigator!
Did you know that with two quick clicks , you can continue to support Charity Navigator every time you shop on Amazon? Once you sign up, 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated to us as your charity of choice.  Thank you!

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Top 5 Tips for Your 2017 Philanthropic Endeavors
Charity Navigator's Top 5 tips for charting the best course for your 2017 philanthropic endeavors. 1.First, dete rmine what causes are most important to you . 2.Next, develop a list of charities engaged in that type of work. 3.Then, using Charity Navigator’...
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