I’ve worked with the Regional Food Bank and local food pantries in North Carolina, and know there is a great need. I think we all are torn between giving to local non-profits and national organizations.
If you all are confident that donations will go to local Black Lives Matters groups who make a difference, I support that. Do you know how much of the donation goes to administration and how much for program support. I’m committed to black lives matter organizations on any level. Many of them are operating on a shoe string budget. We can do Feeding America in the fall.
I have used Charity Navigator in the past to evaluate programs.
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Specifically, Charity Navigator’s rating system examines two broad areas of a charity’s performance; their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency. Our ratings show givers how efficiently we believe a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information. In the not-too-distant future, we plan to also rate charities’ reporting of their results. We provide these ratings so that charitable givers/ social investors can make intelligent giving decisions, and so that the nonprofit sector can improve its performance.”
Small local groups may be under their radar. I publish a weekly Outer Banks Newsletter that focuses on nonprofits and volunteer opportunities. We try to connect background information and national efforts to local regional nonprofits and organizations. We have a new volunteer coming on board who will focus on story telling.
Most of my extended family are in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Moved East 50 years ago. I miss the mountains.