New Startup Aims to Empower Donors With Information, Community

We all know about Charity Navigator and GuideStar, and how they are used by savvy donors and advisors to help provide direction for effective giving. But now there’s a new game in town. Giving Compass wants to be the go-to destination for the world of philanthropy. In spite of the fact that Americans are donating […]

GuideStar Removes Hate Group Flags From Directory Listings

Early in June, GuideStar, a website that maintains a database of information about U.S. charities, flagged 46 nonprofits for being labeled as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Those 46 nonprofits included a nonprofit run by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who coined the term “alt-right” to describe the anti-immigration, white supremacist movement. But […]

Charity Lifts PayPal To Guinness World Record

PayPal convinced its users to get into the spirit of giving during the holiday season by organizing a charitable campaign that recently set a new world record for the most money raised online for charity in 24 hours. Following a successful December campaign for #GivingTuesday, the company raised a staggering $45.8 million for various charities, […]

How to Vet Your Charity of Choice

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal suggests we should vet our charitable giving as much, if not more, than we do our investments in stocks or mutual funds. This is particularly true of situations such as the Nepal earthquake. According to Charity Navigator vice president Sandra Miniutti, traffic to the site tripled to […]