Is Your Charity a Commodities Trader?

In the government’s bid to crack down on risky trading, charities and other nonprofits may become collateral damage. That is causing alarm in the … …read more

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Look Who’s ‘Trading’ Commodities

In the government’s bid to crack down on risky trading, charities and other nonprofit organizations may become collateral damage. That is causing … …read more

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NJ Nun, Sister Demjanovich, Moves Closer to Sainthood

The letter was forwarded to the Sisters of Charity but was lost until 1998, said Dr. Mazzarrella, when a sister cleaning out some cabinets found it … …read more

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10 Consistently Low Rated Charities

By Charity Navigator These ten charities have earned the most consecutive 0-star, “extremely poor” ratings meaning they consistently perform far below industry standards and below nearly all similar charities. …read more

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10 Highly Paid CEOs at Low-Rated Charities

By Charity Navigator For charities to be successful, they need talented, experienced leaders. Those leaders command significant compensation. But highly compensated CEOs should also get the most out of the organizations they lead. The leaders of these 10 organizations all have compensation above $200,000 and are among the highest-paid executives of all charities of a similar size. Yet their organizations have very low overall ratings on Charity Navigator – either 1 star or zero stars. …read more

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10 Highly Rated Charities Relying on Private Contributions

By Charity Navigator Most charities derive large chunks of revenue from earned income, membership fees, and government contracts and grants. Ranked by overall score, these 10 excellent charities draw revenue solely from direct and indirect public support. They report no government funding, no membership fees, and no revenue from earned income.
As a result, more than 95% of their total revenue comes from private contributions, which makes the efficiency of their fundraising operations all the more impressive. …read more

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10 Most Followed Charities

By Charity Navigator Since Charity Navigator launched in 2002, hundreds of thousands of donors that have become registered users of our site. Registered users have access to (free) premier tools on our site including the ability to share a list of charities, compare charities, view historical data and subscribe to our monthly, email newsletter. Registered users can also create personal portfolios of charities to track the performance of their favorite charities overtime. The 10 charities that have been most frequently added to registered users’ portfolios are listed below. They are ranked by the number of portfolios that include them. …read more

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Top 10 Charities That Earn the Highest % of Donations at Year-End

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The year-end holidays inspire many people to reach out to those who are less fortunate. Less altruistically, but still just as important, donors need to make their end-of-year giving decisions by December 31 to qualify for a tax deduction in this calendar year. As a result, donations to charities increase between Thanksgiving and New Years.

How much? The charities on our site received nearly $1.4 million via Network for Good’s Donate Now button just during the month of December 2012 alone. And in our 2012 year-end giving survey, the charities themselves told us just how important year-end gifts are to their bottom line noting that on average more than 40% of their total annual contributions from individuals at year-end. The list below highlights the ten 3 and 4-star charities that received the highest percentage of their total 2012 online donations (via our site and Network for Good’s giving tool) during December 2012.

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The database: statistics/finance/fundraising – August

Work needs to be done to encourage more people from deprived areas to participate in civic activity, figures from the Third Sector Research Centre have indicated. …read more

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The database: giving trends — August

Every month, CharityInsight, in partnership with The iD Factor, conducts exclusive research into the giving habits of the general public. …read more

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