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What was the inspiration to create Charity Navigator?

In 2001, Pat and Marion Dugan were interested in significantly increasing their charitable giving. As remains the case today, they were witnessing reports of scandals at a variety of local and national charities. Since many of these charities were household names that people assumed did good work, they concluded that they needed an independent and objective source of information to rely upon when making their giving decisions.
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