Nonprofits Receive Charity Navigator Scores for DEI Strategies and Impact
Charity Navigator, the world's largest evaluator of nonprofits, announced a new rating methodology for the Encompass Rating System. This release features updates to the Culture & Community and Impact & Results beacons. More than 10,000 nonprofits are now scored on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices through the Culture & Community beacon, and Charity Navigator has expanded its Impact & Results scores to assess new program types, including homeless housing, early literacy, animal shelters, basic goods distribution for needy individuals, and financial/credit counseling.
"Donors want to know where their money is going, but, more importantly, they want to know what their money is doing," said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. "By continually strengthening our ratings, we're guiding millions of donors to the most effective, equitable, and impactful organizations working to make a difference."
"Our ratings encourage best practices across the sector," said Bilal Taylor, Charity Navigator's Vice President of Culture & Community. "With our new methodology, we anticipate that nonprofits will place greater emphasis on becoming more equitable, more inclusive, and more diverse; and our research suggests this can enhance decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness."
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