Last year, American householders donated an incredible $484 billion to causes near and dear to their hearts, a 4% increase from the year before. But also on the rise were charity scams, individuals posing as charities who target the generosity of others for profit.
So how can donors find and support trustworthy, effective charities that align with their passions and values? Enter: Charity Navigator.
We recently sat down with Kevin Scally, Chief Relationship Officer at Charity Navigator to learn how they’ve found a better way to connect their mission-critical data and systems with Propel Integration Partners helping to:
Since 2001, Charity Navigator has empowered millions of donors by providing free access to data, tools, and resources to guide philanthropic decision-making. With nearly 200,000 charities rated, they help unveil the trustworthiness and effectiveness of a charity’s programs, informing donors of not just where their dollars are going but what their dollars are doing.
“We help more than 11M donors make informed decisions about their giving each year,” said Kevin Scally, Chief Relationship Officer at Charity Navigator. “That equates to over 200K charities rated and $185M in donations raised for thousands of organizations making a difference.”
However, driving this level of impact hasn’t always been easy. Up until recently, Charity Navigator's small but mighty team were being weighed down by:
Looking to provide a seamless constituent experience and create a single source of truth for constituent and donor data, Charity Navigator connected with Propel Integration Partners to help build and manage their integration solution.
“We were looking for a scalable solution that wouldn’t require any extra headcount.”
Unlike traditional iPaaS integration solutions, Propel Integration Partners provides both the initial integration development and ongoing managed integration support:
“Since working with Propel, we’ve been able to better enable our team to spend less time managing data, and more time focusing on impactful giving,” said Kevin.
“Today, we’ve got the data we need at our fingertips. Our team is empowered to do their own outreach at scale, driving donations and helping increase our overall impact.”
Equipped with their new integration solution and backed by a team of integration experts, Charity Navigator are poised and ready to scale through:
“A task that once took us weeks (and multiple teams) to complete, we can now do instantly," said Kevin. "The whole team is enabled with access to real-time data.”
“What we were looking for was more than just a technology solution. We wanted a real partnership that came with ongoing support, collaboration, and trust. And that’s what we get with Propel. They’re just good people, helping a good cause make a great impact.”