Strong Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency Credited
Senior Services’ strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These accountability and transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.
Charity Navigator President & CEO Commends Senior Services
“Senior Services’ exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, president & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating,” he continued. “This adds Senior Services to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Senior Services.”
“It’s important our donors have confidence that we’re using their donations wisely as we carry out our mission to help Forsyth County seniors remain in their own homes for as long as possible, living with dignity,” said Lee Covington, president & CEO of Senior Services. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating is like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval for nonprofits, and it attests to our good governance and financial accountability.”
Senior Services’ rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about Senior Services’ rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users.