Atlanta Dropping on List of Most Charitable Cities

Honestly, I’m not a number cruncher.

Anyone who knows me well recognizes that I’m a person of the “heart” and not necessarily of the “head!” However, I do enjoy analyzing information related to my clients or pouring over statistics and studies that pertain to the non-profit sector.

Recently, as I surveyed a number of professional websites in search of information for one of my clients, I saw a statistic concerning Atlanta’s nonprofit community that gave me heartburn!

While Atlanta has ranked in recent years among the top 5 most charitable communities, a late 2012 study by Charity Navigator ranked Atlanta 21st among cities whose charities are rated for financial health, accountability and transparency. Atlanta fell just below the national median in this particular study.