For the second year in a row, AFJ earns highest rating from Charity Navigator

Perhaps you’ve noticed the graphic at the end of AFJ email newsletters – the same as this one with the four stars.

charitynavigatorlogoIt’s from Charity Navigator, America’s largest evaluator of charities.

The four star designation means that Charity Navigator has given AFJ its highest possible rating, a level of excellence achieved by only about 25 percent of the nation’s charities.

And if that sounds familiar, it should. This is the second year in a row we’ve earned this honor.

“Alliance for Justice outperforms most other charities in America,” wrote Ken Berger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Charity Navigator, in a letter announcing the rating. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Alliance for Justice from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

“We are proud and honored to be recognized, once again, as among the most accountable, fiscally responsible charities in America,” says AFJ President Nan Aron. “As I said last year, what the Michelin Guide is for discerning diners, Charity Navigator is for discerning donors.”

What the Michelin Guide is for discerning diners, Charity Navigator is for discerning donors

Charity Navigator uses more than 20 different criteria to evaluate the transparency, accountability and fiscal health of a charity. These criteria include the percentage of funds spent on an organization’s programs, and a series of policies to ensure accountability and avoid conflicts of interest.

“Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally-responsible way,” wrote Berger, the Charity Navigator CEO.

AFJ’s evaluation is available on the Charity Navigator site here.