COTN Receives Another 4-Star Rating!

04/05/07

We recently received the great news that we have again received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. This is our third consecutive 4-star rating. According to a Charity Navigator spokesperson:

“Only 8% of the charities we’ve rated have received at least three consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Children of the Nations out-performs most charities in America in its efforts to operate in the most fiscally responsible way possible. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Children of the Nations from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

Charity Navigator’s goal is to help people give to charity with confidence, while at the same time helping charities by shining lights on truly effective organizations. Charity Navigator rates charities by evaluating two broad areas of financial health: their organizational efficiency and their organizational capacity.

Analyzing a charity’s organizational efficiency reveals how well it functions day to day. Charities that are efficient spend less money to raise more. Their fundraising efforts stay in line with the scope of the programs and services they provide. They keep administrative costs within reasonable limits. They devote the majority of their spending to the programs and services they exist to provide for.

Analyzing a charity’s organizational capacity determines how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and whether it can continue to do so, even if it loses support or faces broad economic downturns. Ratings show givers how well a charity is positioned to pursue long-term, systemic change. Charities that show consistent growth and maintain financial stability are more likely to last for years to come. They have the financial flexibility to plan strategically and pursue long-term objectives, rather than facing flurries of fundraising to meet payrolls and other short-term financial obligations. These charities can more ambitiously address challenges, envisioning and working toward long-term solutions.

Visit www.charitynavigator.org for more information on Children of the Nations’ rating.