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Charity Navigator: Ratings Influential

From the Charity Navigator blog:

[The] Wisconsin Capital Times has an article about the Madison Children’s Museum. Reporter Pat Schneider takes a close at the charity’s 1-star rating and how it may impact the organization’s ability to raise enough funds to complete its expansion plans. While the charity dismisses the possibility that its donors will be influenced by its low rating, Schneider cites new research by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee assistant professor Daniel Neely that shows changes in a charity’s Charity Navigator rating correlate to a change in contributions.

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