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A CharityNavigator for Canada? by sylvng

Do you know of people who would love to donate to good causes, but hesitate to do so out of fear that their money might be squandered?  With countless charities to donate to, it’s important to find ones that you can trust to deliver impact with every dollar you give.  That’s why with Charity CHAMPs, we’ll do the research for you, so that you know your money is going to be put to good use.

But until Charity CHAMPs is live, there are still plenty of resources at your disposal. The CRA publishes a list of charities whose status has been revoked (see http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/index.php/blog/canada_revenue_agency_deregistering_record_number_of_questionable_canadian_/). Then there’s the well known http://www.charitynavigator.com, which has a comprehensive review of many US based charities.  Unfortunately it doesn’t look like CharityNavigator will expand to Canada anytime soon; Trent Stamp seems to question the need for Canadian charity information, which baffles me.  Check out the discussion here: http://www.trentstampstake.org/2007/01/oh-canada.html. For a while I thought http://www.nporesearch.com would become the Canadian CharityNavigator but the site doesn’t seem to be up anymore.

Some other sites that offer non-profit information:

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Looking forward to the live site!  To research charities, there’s also http://www.greatnonprofits.org/ where you can read reviews of nonprofits. The reviews are written by people with first-hand experience with the nonprofit – their clients, volunteers, board members, donors. You can review any nonprofit, anywhere, by easily creating a profile.
~Shari Ilsen
Outreach Director
GreatNonprofits

Comment by Shari Ilsen

Thanks for the info on Great Non-profits Shari – it’s a great site, and I really like the idea of user generated feedback! I just added Charity CHAMPs as an organization. I don’t suppose there are many other Canadian orgs that are registered? It’s hard for me to tell since the search seems to only allow you to narrow down by US State.

Comment by sylvng

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Hi,

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Patrice.

Comment by Patrice

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enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

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