• February 27, 2015

How to Get Ready for Charity Navigator's New Ratings System

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Ken Berger, chief executive of Charity Navigator.

The watchdog group Charity Navigator is overhauling its system of rating charities as part of an effort to get donors to give more weight to evidence that a charity's programs actually work.

In addition to assigning ratings based on finances and accountability, the group will evaluate whether a charity measures its reults and tells the public about its findings.

While many experts say that's a better test, it's also a more challenging one for nonprofits to meet.

Read the transcript below to learn what these changes will mean and how other groups are getting ready for the new rating system.

To learn more, read The Chronicle's article on the new Charity Navigator ratings.

The Guests:

Ken Berger is chief executive of Charity Navigator.

Rita Soronen is chief executive of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, which she has led since 2001.

The Host:

Peter Panepento, assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy, studies and analyzes the use of technology, social media, and data by nonprofits.

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