First, we filter recommended non-profits through all available Charity Watchdogs online…
•Our recommended non-profits all have 4 Star ratings from Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org) when first reviewed. However, after careful consideration, GG may continue to list a non-profit when subsequent ratings fall below 4 stars as long as the charity’s accountability and transparency ratings continue at the highest level.
•Our recommended non-profits appear on at least one of the following charity watchdog sites and receive positive ratings:
◦ Charity Watch – www.charitywatch.org
◦ Guide Star – www.guidestar.org
◦ Wise Giving – www.give.org , an arm of the Better Business Bureau
These organizations assess the quality of non-profit organizations based on their transparency to the public and their financial, fundraising, and administrative procedures.
•Our recommended charities also have been filtered through Great Nonprofits – www.greatnonprofits.org – a social networking website where reviews are posted but no criteria for recommendation have been standardized.
•In addition, we consult GiveWell – www.givewell.org – for the in-depth evaluations of a few charities.