Nonprofit watchdogs – Who are they and what are they looking for?
Abstract: Nonprofit watchdog agencies are on the rise, becoming more prominent in the past five years than ever before. These independent organizations gather resources not only to help donors select fiscally responsible organizations for their charitable giving, but also to provide information to media, legislators and the philanthropic community. This article tells you what you need to know about the leading watchdogs — the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance (BBB Wise) and Charity Navigator (CN) — and how they evaluate nonprofits. (Updated 2/20/12)