Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health, accountability, and transparency of 8,000 of America's largest charities. Search by category (including animals, environment, health, human services, public benefit, religion and more). See which charities get the best ratings plus click on the "donor advisories list" to see the worst.

Posted by Jeff Cohen | Charity Evaluation & Tips

CharityWatch is America's most independent and assertive charity watchdog. Rather than merely repeat charities' self-reported finances using simplistic or automated formulas, we delve deep to find the real story of how efficiently charities use your donations to fund the programs you want to support. Founded in 1992 as the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), CharityWatch continues to expose nonprofit abuses and advocate for your interests as a donor.

Posted by Jeff Cohen | Charity Evaluation & Tips

Quite simply, they help connect idealists with opportunities for action. 104,828 organizations use Idealist to post thousands of opportunities each week. If you know you want to do something good, but have no idea where or how to start, here's how...

Posted by Jeff Cohen | Volunteering & Taking Action