Ken Berger - President & CEO, Charity Navigator

About you:

I joined Charity Navigator in 2008 after almost thirty years experience working in the charitable non-profit sector. I have held leadership positions at a variety of human service and health care agencies, both large and small, and have operated programmes serving the homeless, the developmentally disabled, the mentally ill, substance abusers, the medically underserved, and persons with HIV/AIDS, among many others. I have a deep passion for helping donors become wise givers by learning to make intelligent social investments in high impact non-profits. I also have a deep interest in encouraging charitable non-profits to excel.

Where are you based?

Glen Rock, NJ USA.

Where do you work?

Worldwide focus as long as NGOs are registered in the USA.

What policy areas do you usually work in?

All types of NGOs that provide a public good.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am working on CN 3.0, which is a three dimensional rating system that considers the (1) financial health, (2) accountability and transparency, and (3) results reporting of NGOs. We are also working on developing a wiki-type cloud based platform for volunteers worldwide to become raters of NGOs using our system. It will help us vastly increase the number of NGOs we evaluate and empower users in the process.