If an organization owes more than it owns, that's a bad sign. If the bills it owes by the end of the year are more than it can pay, that's an even worse sign. <b>These 10 charities are insolvent.</b> Not only do their<b> total liabilities, or what they owe, exceed their total assets</b>, they also maintain negative working capital -- that is, the bills they owe exceed available assets that can be used to pay those bills. While these charities may not be facing bankruptcy, their fundamental insolvency puts these charities in a very dangerous position.
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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.
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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.
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.
Excellent charities succeed because their resources are not tied up in fundraising. They find creative ways to spend less to raise more, thereby maximizing the resources they can devote to their programs. These 10 charities are not so fortunate or efficient. They spend more than $0.50 to raise each dollar in support, making them four times less efficient than the average charity. This inefficiency forces them to <b>devote more than 40% of their budgets to fundraising</b>, limiting the difference they can make with your dollars.
These 10 charities are not living up to their missions. Each spends more than 50% of its budget paying for-profit fundraising professionals to solicit your hard-earned money. They are ranked by the percentage of their total functional expenses spent on professional fundraising fees. As a result, very little of the charity's spending is directed towards its programs and services.
Celebrity endorsements help charities increase awareness of their endeavors and thus stimulate more donations. However, just because your favorite super-star supports a charity doesn't mean the charity is well-run and worthy of a contribution from you. Check out how we rate these 10 charities which are closely aligned, in some cases even named for, the celebrities that founded or support them.
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 <b>ranked by number of page views in the past 30 days.</b>
Many of America's most effective charities are also household names. But some well-known charities are less effective than you'd think, while a number of lesser known charities are truly exceptional. These 10 charities all <b>operate on less than $2 million a year</b>, but they all earn a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. We encourage you to learn more about them.
For charities to be successful, they need talented, experienced leaders. Those leaders command significant salaries. But CEOs who command high salaries should also get the most out of the organizations they lead. The leaders of these 10 organizations are taking high salaries at the expense of spending dollars on the charity's programs. Despite receiving more than $200,000 in annual pay, these CEOs run organizations that devote <b>less than 60% of their budgets to their programs and services</b>. That means that at least 40% of your dollars are going to such costs as fundraising and administration, including the salary of the CEO.
5 stars. Very worthy cause and well served by this organization!
5 stars. After adopting two greyhounds, I felt compelled to volunteer at GAC and have done so for several years. The greyhounds that we rescue in many cases would not have a life without GAC. They sometimes come to us with serious health issues that require great care. The organization does whatever is required to nurse the greyhounds back to full health in order for them to be adopted to their...
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Burma’s president brought additional typhoon aid with him on Wednesday as he began a three-day visit to the Philippines, where he is also expected to seek support for his country’s hosting of an Asian summit next year. President Thein Sein is to meet his Philippine counterpart, Benigno Aquino III, on Thursday
5 stars. NWCAVE is an amazing organization that has risen to the top of the nonprofit arena helping to end violence and exploitation of women and children. It has a passionate board, a leader in Michelle Bart, who has expertise, professional experience, and PR capabilities that makes her a perfect person to spear head the efforts and mission of this organization.
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