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Choosing a charity should be simple

ChangePath will help you decide which Australian charities fit your needs best. We've assessed the transparency and financial sustainability of 30,000+ not-for-profits so that you can donate with confidence.

Find a charity
Search ChangePath's database of 30,000+ charities
Help me choose a charity
Answer a series of questions to narrow down the charities most relevant to you
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Australia's only charity assessment site with impact tracking

ChangePath is proud to be the only charity assessment website that rates charities on their transparency, financial management, and their reporting of their impact. ChangePath is an independent, non-profit charity rating organisation dedicated to improving charity transparency and impact measurement.

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Australian Bushfires: Where to donate

The Australian bushfires are an extraordinary crisis. There has been an outpouring of support from every corner of Australia and the world. What is the best way to use your donor dollars? Some simple steps will help you be sure about donating effectively: Know your cause Decide what scale of organisation will best address that […]

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Practical donating part 4 – Bad metrics to choose a charity by (or: Why the admin ratio is bunk)

In our last post, we talked about some key metrics you can use to find a charity that is likely to make a strong impact with your donation. But there are other ways that people use to decide which charity to donate to. These are the metrics that we don’t recommend, and why.

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Practical donating part 3 – how to choose a charity

What we are about to outline is an intensely rigorous approach to choosing which charity to donate to. Realistically, it is a lot of work. So let me lead with a simple maxim – you should give to a charity if you want to.

Who we are

ChangePath exists to shine a light on charitable giving in Australia. We're here to help you make better decisions about who you support and why.

Given our emphasis on transparency, it would be very odd if we weren't upfront about our methodologies, our data sources, and the limitations of what we do. We're under no illusions that this is perfect yet - there's a lot more to do before we can claim to be an authoritative source on charitable giving.

Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you can help us to achieve our goals.

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Many causes, many charities.

The world is full of problems to solve. There are diseases to cure, injustices to right, animals to save, and ideas to protect. These problems compete for our attention every day, trying to catch our eye, our passion, and often our wallets. Inevitably, tomorrow, there will be a new cause or problem, begging for us to listen.

How do you know what to do?

ChangePath aims to help you navigate the sea of problems facing humanity and the planet we live on. By helping you to narrow down the causes you're interested in, ChangePath helps you to emerge from indecision and start making a difference. It's not a decision we can make for you, but we can help. Our guide will take you through potential causes, helping you narrow down who you want to assist.

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Sorting the wheat from the chaff

At last count, there are over 60,000 charities registered in Australia, covering almost every conceivable cause. How can you narrow down exactly who should get your hard-earned money, or your valuable time?

ChangePath is the only organisation in Australia that provides transparency rankings for a wide range of charities, as well as financial data. Compare charities by size, revenue, and donations received, as well as by whether they make financial data available.

The full list of charities will grow in time, and more information will be added to improve your ability to make decisions.

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