Providing a Window into the Mission – Visual Explorations

Written by Stephen Rockwell, Chief Ratings Technology Officer at Charity Navigator. Stephen is leading the team of charity analysts, program specialists, and development engineers that will launch the new rating methodology and criteria. Read the preceding two installments here.As Charity Navigator evolves the rating system, we are considering ways to improve the visual interface of…

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Black AIDS Institute: Resilient, Focused and Determined

According to our survey of rated nonprofits, 83% of organizations have suffered financially due to the pandemic. Additionally, 50% of respondents are reporting an increased demand in programs. To overcome this disruption and to continue to serve communities in need, many nonprofits are adapting and innovating.We are honored to showcase the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) (★★★) in our…

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How to get an Internship at a Nonprofit

There’s no denying that the job market is a little scary right now with the unemployment rate almost at 15% in the United States. Chances are you know someone who received an amazing full-time or internship offer months ago, but it ended up being rescinded due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though unfortunate, it’s no surprise…

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The Death of Conventional Fundraising

We live in a world of information overload, where our attention is constantly being seized by promotions, sales pitches, and newsletters. Inboxes have been embedded with smart technology, filtering mass emails into folders called "promotions", and telephone recognition software is making it harder for conventional fundraising phone banks to get through.Read more »

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A Quick Look at Zakat — Islam’s Obligatory Alms on Wealth

This year, the holy month of Ramadan in Islam, which concludes with a period of giving, is more poignant than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged businesses and industry, leaving millions struggling to survive financially. As unemployment numbers increase, and as social services are strained, zakat this year will undoubtedly impact the lives with a…

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How to Protect the Health and Viability of Your Nonprofit

In the early days of the pandemic, many nonprofits received a label – essential or non-essential. The nonprofits providing direct pandemic relief shot to the front of the line of funding opportunities and general support, while many nonprofits designated nonessential found themselves in a holding pattern.Read more »

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