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Ratings for charities can be found by contacting charity watchdog groups like Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. These agencies provide ratings online or in print when requested. More »

Charity ratings are available from Charity Navigator and CharityWatch. Charity Navigator is a non-profit organization that helps donors find reputable charities using a rating system. This group assesses more than 8,000 ... More »

Factors to consider when rating a charity include its overall financial health, the percentage of budget it spends on services versus overhead, and the cost of fundraising as a percentage of total funds raised. Governanc... More »

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Organizations like Charity Navigator and Charity Watch provide ratings for charities largely based on spending efficiency. Ratings organizations often develop their own ratings systems, although they tend to have a numbe... More »

Organizations such as Charity Watch, Charity Navigator, and the American Institute of Philanthropy rank charities, including veterans charities, by analyzing the percentage of donations used to support a charity's progra... More »

Charity Watch and Charity Navigator compile lists of top-rated charities. The companies analyze the efficiency of each charity by looking at how much of the money donated actually goes to the cause. More »

Charity watchdog organizations determine the transparency of charitable organizations based on both the information that charities make public and data from public financial documents. They usually compare and contrast o... More »