Children of the Nations Earns Coveted Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

    Silverdale, WA – February 4, 2013 – Children of the Nations’ sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fifth time Children of the Nations has earned this top distinction in the last five years.  

     
    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 ethics practices, as well as measures of openness, providing information on its website for each of the charities it evaluates. The A&T metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.
     
    “Children of the Nations’ coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” said Ken Berger, president and 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 of the Nations’ supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”
      
    “In the current economic environment, it’s important our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to accomplish our vision of raising children who transform nations,” said Chris Clark, Children of the Nations CEO. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our partners that we take stewardship of their gifts and investments very seriously.”
     
    Children of the Nations’ rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge at www.charitynavigator.org.  More detailed information is available to registered users, another free service. Children of the Nations also keeps its financial information available to the public, free of charge, at www.cotni.org/press-center/financial-integrity.
     
     
    About Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org)
    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 percent 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, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at 201-818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 201, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.
     
     
    About Children of the Nations (www.cotni.org)
    Children of the Nations is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. The organization currently serves in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, providing holistic care to orphaned and destitute children. For more information, visit www.cotni.org.
     
    For more information, contact:
    Pam Wright, Senior Director – Advancement
    Children of the Nations – USA 
    360-698-7227 / pamwright@cotni.org