Evidence Action Wins Charity Navigator Community Choice Award

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We're thrilled to announce Evidence Action has won the 2023 Charity Navigator Community Choice Award! This honor reflects the incredible passion of our supporters who mobilized votes to propel us to victory in the large-sized charity category. With nearly 200,000 U.S. charities rated, Charity Navigator is an independent evaluator of nonprofit stability, efficiency, and sustainability.

The Charity Navigator Community Choice Award highlights organizations that have made significant impacts in their communities and have garnered widespread support from donors and advocates. The award serves as a testament to Evidence Action's unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability, and the highest standards of nonprofit excellence.

"We're grateful for this recognition, which reflects the engaged community behind Evidence Action’s work – people who value our data-driven approach to tackling global poverty,” said Kanika Bahl, CEO. “This award speaks to the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff who are the engine of the impact we make on the lives of millions."

Evidence Action commends Charity Navigator for evolving its nonprofit evaluations to remove outdated metrics such as administrative expense percentage, fundraising expense percentage, and program expense growth and instead prioritize real-world outcomes and measurable impact. This emphasis on results over ratios encourages nonprofits to utilize evidence-based approaches and will help equip donors to support the most effective organizations.

Nominations for the Community Choice Award were based on receiving the highest four-star ratings from Charity Navigator across its four beacons: Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Leadership & Adaptability, and Culture & Community. Within size categories, the nonprofits with the most votes from supporters were selected as the winners.

If Charity Navigator has inspired your confidence in our work, we'd love for you to share this news – or consider a donation to further our global impact.