Philanthropy Ohio Achieves Top Rating

September 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

headshot of claudiaEarlier in September we were thrilled to receive a letter from Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator, congratulating us on achieving its coveted 4-star rating. It’s the top score awarded by the well-known charity evaluator and only about one-quarter of the charities it reviews qualify for the 4-star rating. The rating signifies sound fiscal management and a commitment to accountability and transparency; we are honored to receive this gold standard designation.

Given the increasing scrutiny of the nonprofit sector, we know how important it is to demonstrate to the public, the media, our members and policymakers that we adhere to the highest standards in all our operations. Charity Navigator’s evaluation and rating recognizes the hard work we have done in the last decade to increase our efficiency and transparency and we are grateful for that recognition.

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Our commitment goes beyond Charity Navigator’s scope and evaluation, as we adhere to our own core values:

  • Adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior and practice.
  • Appreciate individual differences and encourage the inclusion of diverse perspectives, opinions and experiences.
  • Foster continuous learning and sharing to inform and strengthen philanthropy.
  • Strive for excellence in all we do.
  • Maintain a member service orientation while providing leadership for philanthropy in Ohio.

Our commitment extends to our members as well, as one of the requirements for membership includes a commitment to adhere to a set of Guiding Principles first adopted by our Board of Trustees in 2004.

Thank you, Charity Navigator, for the work you do to inform donors and others about America’s charities, providing essential information that can help to build the sector’s credibility, openness and effectiveness.

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Claudia Y.W. Herrold

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