5 stars. The main reason I support this non-profit is 1) the fact that take in previously rounded up and/or adopted wild horses and burros and returns them to a life similar to what they experienced in the wild. Barbara Clarke also takes in aged and/or retired domestic horses. Her statement on her website is: "When one works on animal issues, one is working on the first rung of the ladder that ...
5 stars. The main reason I donate to HFH is because it is a full service rescue operation. Jerry Fitch not only operates "hands on" with the horses they are caring for, he is also involved in most every aspect of rescue, restoration of health and trust with humans, and working with local law enforcement when it comes to rescuing and removing horses/burros from a variety of abusive situations! H...
5 stars. It has been a pleasure getting to know and work with Neuropathy Action Foundation. I have seen first hand the passion behind their cause and the difference they make in the community. I look forward to working with this organization in the future and always interested to see how they help others who are looking for answers.
Power of Pain Foundation
5 stars. I wish I had found ITSAN earlier because then I wouldn't have gone through the pain I went through. During my most dreadful and doubtful days, ITSAN gave me the courage to finally give up on steroids and made me see that my eczema might be actually caused by steroids instead. During my worst flares, I wanted to give up and just take the prednisone which my derm had prescribed because m...
5 stars. I volunteered at the Her Farm as an addition to a climbing trip that brought me to Nepal. The time I spent at the farm was the most enriching experience of a 8 month stint of travel in Asia. What made my time there so special was the enormous sense of community that radiated out from the farmhouse on the hill. I reccomend spending at least a few weeks and really embracing the subtle di...
5 stars. I honestly feel ITSAN saved my daughter's life and is helping me in the struggle we face everyday. I can't say enough about how grateful I am that I found ITSAN. The information and support the website provides are invaluable. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
<p>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. </p>
<p>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 <a href="http://charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1476">2012 year-end giving survey</a>, 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.</p>
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Charities tackle some of society's most complex and intractable issues --- such as combating hunger, preserving the environment, curing diseases and changing people's perceptions. These are long-term objectives. To be successful, organizations must be high performers consistently, year after year. These ten charities have earned the most consecutive 4-star ratings demonstrating an ongoing fiscal excellence. They are well-positioned to pursue and achieve long-term change.
The leaders of these 10 organizations run highly-rated charities, yet they earn far less than the average compensation of $150,000 reported by the over 7,000 charities rated by Charity Navigator. The low salaries help these charities, which have earned at least two consecutive 4-star ratings, devote more than 80% of their budgets to their programs and services. That means that less than 20% of your dollars are going to such costs as fundraising and administration, including the salary of the CEO. The list is ranked by the CEO's compensation.
This Top 10 list contains some heavy hitters in the nonprofit sector. Each of these charities had total expenses greater than $500 million in its most recent fiscal year. Their combined total expenses are approximately $10 billion. We offer this list because we believe it is enlightening for donors to realize just how large many of America's charities are and why we believe it is important that our country establish a federal regulatory agency to monitor and regulate charities.
These 10 charities work throughout the country and the world. They are large, complex organizations with budgets exceeding $100 million, and at least $65 million in net assets. They became household names in part because of their exceptional financial management, no easy feat considering the scope and size of their operations. Charitable givers should feel confident that these national institutions put their donations to good use.
Most charities derive large chunks of revenue from earned income, membership fees, and government contracts and grants. <b>Ranked by overall score, these 10 excellent charities draw revenue solely from direct and indirect public support</b>. They report no government funding, no membership fees, and no revenue from earned income.
As a result, <b>more than 95% of their total revenue comes from private contributions</b>, which makes the efficiency of their fundraising operations all the more impressive.
Outspending your means can set a dangerous precedent. <b>These 10 charities have run deficits in each of their last 3 fiscal years, establishing a pattern of overspending</b>. They are <b>ranked by the ratio of their average deficit to their average total expenses</b>. This ratio conveys how significant the deficit is for each charity.