Vetting Guidelines

Givable’s vetted nonprofits fall within categories that our members are most passionate about.

  1. Financial Vetting
    1. We make sure each nonprofit organization we feature is a public 501(c)3 nonprofit corporations.
    2. We review their most recent Form 990
      1. We monitor admin expenses, salary information, and overall fiscal activity of the organization to ensure that the nonprofit is fiscally healthy and responsi-ble.
    3. If the organization does not have a Form 990 yet (gross receipts less than $50,000), then we check the organizations Form 990-N Postcard. These are often smaller chari-ties, and in these cases, we make extra effort with our additional vetting steps to en-sure that the organization is executing its mission.
    4. We look to see where the organization has received donations from in the past – and if these donations came from a verified and reputable source.
  2. Current Activities Search
    1. We enter the charity’s name into search engines and look for recent articles and in-formation regarding the charities in order to review their current activities. If there are no articles, then we look for other ways we can check for impact data like social media and research papers.
    2. We search the Founders/Executive Director’s name and make sure there is no un-seemly information.
  3. Social Media Presence
      We check and see if the nonprofits are active. If nonprofits do not have social media accounts, then there needs to be other evidence like current articles and website in-formation that points to the legitimacy and activity of the organization.
  4. Politics/Religion
    1. There are many religious and political nonprofit organizations, and while we respect and value their work, it’s important for Givable to be secular and open to all.
      1. We choose to not feature organizations that are strongly affiliated with any political party or established/well known political agenda.
      2. We may feature religious organizations that are founded in religious values, if the programs featured are secular and serve a diverse population.
      3. We will not feature religious organizations that only serve a single religious base or that proselytize.

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