Charity evaluation: Choosing the best charity out there

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Charity Evaluation: Choosing the Best Charities Out There

There are over 1 million non-profits in the United States. With so organizations to choose from, it can become overwhelming which causes and groups to support with your donations.

Choosing the best charity boils down to three dimensions of the organization:

  1. Financial health of the charitable organization
  2. Accountability and transparency of the organization and
  3. The results of the progress of the organization

Ken Berger from Charity Navigator shares ways to evaluate a charity to select for your donation.

Related: Least to Most Charitable States in the US

51 PHOTOS
Least to Most Charitable States
See Gallery
Charity evaluation: Choosing the best charity out there

50. New Hampshire - 1.74%

49T.  Maine - 1.95%

49T. Vermont - 1.95%

47. New Jersey - 2.01%

46. Rhode Island - 2.07%

45. Massachusetts - 2.19%

44. Connecticut - 2.34%

43. North Dakota - 2.37%

42. Wisconsin - 2.44%

41. Hawaii - 2.47%

40. Pennsylvania - 2.55%

39. California - 2.56%

38. Minnesota - 2.64%

37. Alaska - 2.65%

36. Delaware - 2.67%

35. Nevada - 2.68%

34. Illinois - 2.69%

33T. West Virginia - 2.70%

33T.  Washington - 2.70%

31. Ohio - 2.72%

30. Colorado - 2.73%

29. Virginia - 2.76%

28. Oregon - 2.77%

27. New Mexico - 2.92%

26. New York - 2.86%

25T. Iowa - 2.89%

25T. Montana - 2.89%

23.  Arizona - 3.00%

22. Michigan - 3.01%

21. Maryland - 3.07%

20. Wyoming - 3.09%

19. Missouri - ​3.18%

18. Florida - 3.22%

17. Indiana - 3.26%

16. Nebraska - 3.27%

15T.Kentucky - 3.29%

15T. Louisiana - 3.29%

13. South Dakota - 3.35%

12. Texas - 3.42%

11. Kansas - 3.45%

10. North Carolina - 3.63%

9. Arkansas - 3.91%

8. Oklahoma - 3.94%

7. Idaho - 4.09%

6. South Carolina - 4.13%

5. Georgia - 4.20%

4. Tennessee - 4.45%
3. Alabama - 4.81%

2. Mississippi - 4.99%

1. Utah - 6.56%

of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION


More from AOL.com:
Where does slavery still exist in 2014?
Why women are fighting back in Kenya
This beauty pageant is bringing awareness to transgender rights
Read Full Story

People are Reading