In a Post-Sandy City, NYC Marathon Trims Charity Slots

A year after the fallout from Superstorm Sandy threw the New York City Marathon’s charity program into turmoil, a new normal has evolved in runner … …read more

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Rules on IRA Transfers to Charity Are in Limbo

In the past, the tax code would allow me to directly transfer from my IRA to the charity. This transfer would count against my minimum required … …read more

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Not Selling Any GoPro Shares Until Next Year, Charity Says

The report elaborates on what an official of the foundation said last week, after GoPro’s shares tumbled upon news of the gift on fears that the sale of … …read more

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10 Top-Notch Charities

By Charity Navigator At Charity Navigator we believe that high-performing charities excel in three areas: (1) financial, (2) accountability & transparency and (3) results. We expanded our rating system in September 2011 from one that solely looked at financial indicators to one that also includes metrics of accountability & transparency. These ten charities not only earn our highest 4-star rating for their Financial Health, but they also earn 4-stars in Accountability & Transparency. This tells us that these 10 charities adhere to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and that they execute their missions in a fiscally responsible way. …read more

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10 Most Frequently Viewed Charities

By Charity Navigator Popularity doesn’t make a charity more effective or more worthy of support. But it does show that people know your name. These 10 charities are the most frequently visited on our web site. They are ranked by number of page views in the past 30 days. …read more

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10 Charities Expanding in a Hurry

By Charity Navigator Expect to hear about these 10 charities long into the future. They are growing dramatically. Over the past three years, these charities have grown their primary sources of revenue by more than 35% each year. Over that same period, they have expanded their programs and services by more than 35% each year. In addition, these organizations also have enough money in the bank to sustain a similar rate of growth for years to come. …read more

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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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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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