For those of us who often wonder where and how our dollars are spent when we donate to a charity, there is a website that offers an excellent service.
Charity Navigator is an independent evaluator that rates over 5,000 American charities on a 4 star system, evaluating the financial health of each one by collecting and comparing public information.
Program expenses, administrative expenses, fundraising expenses and fundraising efficiency are measured.
The site features reviews, allows readers to organize their own charities and to share charities with friends. Bookmark their site the next time you open your heart with a gift to a worthy cause.