As we announced this summer, Charity Navigator will be unifying its two rating systems (CN 2.1, also known as the Star Rating System, and the Encompass Rating System) this fall. Rather than offering two distinct rating systems, one holistic system will account for all aspects of a nonprofit’s operations that fall within the four-beacon Encompass framework. All eligible nonprofits will receive a 0-4 Star rating based on the aggregation of their earned beacons, not just on the finance, accountability, and transparency metrics that underpinned our legacy system.

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