Q. How do I research a charity?
What resources can help me compare nonprofits?
Charity rating guide & watchdog report – Lawson McGhee Library keeps one year of this publication.
Charity Navigator – Charity Navigator's rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's performance: financial health and accountability/transparency.
Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming (Tennessee Secretary of State) – Determine if a charitable organization which is fundraising is meeting the legal requirements to do so, and if the organization is one to which you wish to donate.
GuideStar – Tax returns (990 forms) for nonprofit organizations provide information on organizational salaries, program expenses, and investments.