Child advocacy group awarded highest rating from America’s largest charity evaluator
(New York) — Children’s Rights’ sound fiscal management practices have earned the organization a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
“This is a testament to our stewardship of donor funds and commitment to accountability and transparency,” said Sandy Santana, chief operating officer of Children’s Rights. “In the current economic environment, it is important that our supporters know that we’re maximizing our donations to uphold our mission–to protect the constitutional rights of abused and neglected children.”
Since 2002, using data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added a second dimension of Accountability and Transparency (A&T) to its rating methodology, and now reviews 17 governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, providing information on its web site for each of the charities it evaluates. The A&T metrics reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information with their donors and other stakeholders.
“The coveted 4-star rating puts Children’s Rights in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Ken Berger, CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars — a rating that, now, with our new Accountability and Transparency metrics, demands even greater rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. Children’s Rights supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”
Charity Navigator is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of roughly 5,500 mid-to-large sized charities that garner roughly 50% of all private contributions made in the USA each year (not including houses of worship). Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates.