Thoughts on the future of evaluating charities
Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator
October 26, 2016
Hine Hall, President’s Room
875 W. North Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
As Charity Navigator’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Thatcher provides direction and leadership as they strive to guide intelligent giving and advance a more effective and responsive philanthropic marketplace in which donors and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome the world’s most persistent challenges. Join us to hear his thoughts about the future of evaluating charities.
About Charity Navigator
Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator is an independent charity assessment organization that evaluates about 8,000 charitable organizations in the United States. Their zero-to four-star rating system has evolved over the years and, as it exists today, embodies financial health and accountability and transparency.
Under Thatcher’s leadership, their team is working on a multi-phase, multi-year project to add results reporting metrics to their star system. Their goal is to develop a system that includes what they believe are the three dimensions of a charity’s operations that an informed charitable giver/social investor needs to consider when selecting a charity to support. Those dimensions are: financial health, accountability and transparency, and results reporting.