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CharityNavigator seeks the Holy Grail of charity evaluation

May 4, 2011

The folks over at Charity Navigator are on an important quest — to rate the effectiveness of charities. As they see it, rating a charity’s results is kind of like finding the Holy Grail. That's way harder than it sounds. Developing a universal, unbiased, objective rating system that evaluates the results of thousands of charities… Read more »

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Google for nonprofits, useful stuff

May 2, 2011

Hey, folks, the craigconnects team and I recently had the opportunity to talk with the folks over at the Google for Nonprofits program about their latest stuff. Nonprofits should look into this. Here's our interview with Kristen Olsen Cahill, the Product Manager for Google.org       CN: Google launched their Google for Nonprofits program… Read more »

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Graduate students help CharityNavigator.org help you find good charities

April 19, 2011

Okay, I'm now talking to a lot of professionals in the nonprofit world. I'm hearing that most nonprofits are fine, but there still a whole bunch who are good at telling you a good story, cash your checks, make some noise, and get nothing real done. In some cases, they make things worse, by attacking… Read more »

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Personal craigconnects commitment (update 3)

April 14, 2011

This stuff is real, my casual way to show I'm following through with craigconnects. It relates to the feedback/action cycle that took several years at craigslist. My team and I are trying to move much faster, condensing years into weeks. While we're figuring out what actions we should take, based on your feedback, here's more…… Read more »

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How accountable and transparent is your favorite charity? Ask Charity Navigator

April 5, 2011

Okay, I'm now talking to a lot of professionals in the nonprofit world. I'm hearing that most nonprofits are fine, but there still a whole bunch who are good at telling you a good story, cash your checks, make some noise, and get nothing real done. In some cases, they make things worse, by attacking… Read more »

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Check out Japan relief efforts with Charity Navigator

March 24, 2011

A lot of people are giving money to help out, but remember, while most nonprofits are fine, the fake ones are great at pushing your buttons. To do your due diligence, I recommend Charity Navigator, a service that provides ratings on 5,500 charities, which has a list of highly-rated charities on its site that are engaged… Read more »

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