Or maybe it’s because in college, the police showed up at my house to arrest my roommate who much to my surprise, had been involved in a variety of no good activities around campus.
Or maybe it’s because I used to live in the city, and I had to punch a code to get into my parking area and a code to get into my apartment gate and a code to get into my apartment building, and then, I had to unlock my apartment building door, and after this, I proceeded to unlock two locks on my apartment door all before entering my home.
Or maybe it’s because I spend my mornings with smooth-talking teens.
Whatever the reason, I tend to be not-so trusting, and not-so trusting and giving don’t mesh.
See, if our family gives money to an organization, I want to know the where and why behind our donation, and I want to know our dollars are being spent to help the cause and not fund a staff of two hundred. I want to be responsible givers, and that’s why Charity Navigator is such a fun discovery.
Charity Navigator uses a rating scale to evaluate charities based on a variety of factors including transparency and financial accountability, and then, Charity Navigator awards stars to communicate findings.
In addition, Charity Navigator compiles all kinds of Top 10 lists such as: 10 Charities Expanding in a Hurry, 10 Top Notch Charities, 10 Charities in Deep Financial Trouble, and 10 Inefficient Fund Raisers.
Plus, Charity Navigator lists a Tips for Donors section that gives practical information on how you can be a Savvy Donor.
Curious about some of your favorite charities? Click over and take a peek.
One last thought: I know there are quite a few Compassion and World Vision supporters out there. Both earned four star ratings. Good job, you, for being responsible givers. Good job, them, for handling our money well.
Question: Outside of tithing to your church, do you have a favorite organization or charity your family supports? What makes you decide to support or turn away from an organization?