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10 Consistently Low Rated Charities

Charity Navigator Top Ten Lists - Fri, 2014-04-18 22:00
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.

10 Most Followed Charities

Charity Navigator Top Ten Lists - Fri, 2014-04-18 22:00
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.

10 Top-Notch Charities

Charity Navigator Top Ten Lists - Fri, 2014-04-18 22:00
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.

10 Inefficient Fundraisers

Charity Navigator Top Ten Lists - Fri, 2014-04-18 22:00
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.

10 Charities Overpaying their For-Profit Fundraisers

Charity Navigator Top Ten Lists - Fri, 2014-04-18 22:00
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.

10 Celebrity-Related Charities

Charity Navigator Top Ten Lists - Fri, 2014-04-18 22:00
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.

10 Most Frequently Viewed Charities

Charity Navigator Top Ten Lists - Fri, 2014-04-18 22:00
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>

10 Charities Worth Watching

Charity Navigator Top Ten Lists - Fri, 2014-04-18 22:00
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.

10 Highly Paid CEOs at Low-Rated Charities

Charity Navigator Top Ten Lists - Fri, 2014-04-18 22:00
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.

Review of SWEET SERENITY SSI INC by Skyblue

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Fri, 2014-04-18 21:45
5 stars. Love this group. They help the homeless, children, elderly, domestic violence. they helped me. I am and will always be for greatful. Thank you Ms. D.

This might be the 'cruelest' month

Lead Stories from AOL - Fri, 2014-04-18 21:10
This might be the 'cruelest' month
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Review of Justice For All, Inc. by FamilyFoundation

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Fri, 2014-04-18 20:41
5 stars. My family and I have been involved with Justice for All since being introduced to David and his team during the Focus on the Family Institute in the Summer of 2003. We became involved because of the alignment with our family's values to see abortion become unthinkable in our generation's lifetime. Obviously many organizations exist that have a similar goal but none that I have found go...

Was There Really An Empty Tomb?

Yahoo! News - Fri, 2014-04-18 20:22

Was There Really An Empty Tomb?What makes Jesus different from the prophets of the world’s other great religions? The claim that he rose from the dead and left behind an empty tomb. But how much do we know about it?

Typhoon Haiyan: we cannot afford to procrastinate on climate action

Yahoo! Philippines Typhoon News - Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
Anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare them pay a visit to the Philippines right now • Live updates It was barely 11 months ago in Doha when my delegation appealed to the world to open our eyes to the stark reality that we face, as we confronted a catastrophic storm that resulted in the costliest disaster in Philippine history . Less than a year after, we could ...

Review of International Topical Steroid Awareness Network Inc. by olliedog

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Fri, 2014-04-18 19:58
5 stars. All I can say a thousand times over and over again is thank you ITSAN.org for all you did to help my daughter heal from her skin nightmare. And thank you to all the hardworking volunteers that run this organization. I feel like thank you is not enough. Had it not been for your support forum, the resources and information listed on your website, and even personal emails checking in I do...

Review of Biancas Kids Inc. by CMRam

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Fri, 2014-04-18 19:14
5 stars. Bianca Yodice was my daughters childcare provider and her death rocked the lives of everyone at Little Genius Academy almost 4 years ago. To see what Bianca's Kids has done since her death brings so much joy to such tragedy. This non profit and its creator remind everyone they serve how God can use good to come from tragedy and how joy can be birthed from pain. Bianca's kids has person...

Review of The Great Bowel Movement by purpleproject

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Fri, 2014-04-18 18:40
5 stars. I "celebrate" my 10 year diagnosis of IBD next year. Great Bowel Movement was a part of my journey to acceptance living with it. Not only does this non-profit use their merchandise as a great opportunity to provide awareness & promote acceptance, but they spend each day trying to educate others feature others blogs on their websites, educational & relevant material for those just newly...

Review of World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh by Lindsey21

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Fri, 2014-04-18 18:27
5 stars. I really appreciate all of the work that the World Affairs Council does for high school students, like myself, around the Pittsburgh area. I have participated in many programs with the council including the AIU International Affairs Apprenticeship Program, video conferences, and various other events. Also, I will soon be shadowing an employee at the council to get a truly hands-on expe...

Review of International Topical Steroid Awareness Network Inc. by Dan_D

Great Nonprofits Reviews - Fri, 2014-04-18 18:24
1 stars. I want to share my experience on the Itsan forum, a forum where most new suffering topical steroid addiction people find their way to, and end up relying on the veterans of the site for their information and support for topical steroid withdrawal. Itsan isn't just your average forum. It is a support forum for tsa/tsw sufferers, of whom most are extremely ill and are searching for answe...
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