The country's premier nonprofit charity rating organization has yet again affirmed that the Freedom From Religion Foundation belongs to an extremely select club.
“We are proud to announce Freedom From Religion Foundation has earned our 11th consecutive four-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way,” Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher has recently informed FFRF. “Attaining a four-star rating verifies that Freedom From Religion Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 2 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least 11 consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Freedom From Religion Foundation outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Freedom From Religion Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”
The national/state church watchdog is proud to win such a generous rating.
This isn’t all, however. Charity Navigator has placed FFRF in the tiny fraction of charities attaining a 100 percent accountability and transparency score. “Less than 1 percent of the thousands of charities rated by Charity Navigator have earned perfect scores,” says the organization’s website. FFRF is, in fact, only one of two charities in the human and civil rights category with a 100 percent rating.
FFRF is delighted at the confidence placed in it by Charity Navigator.
“We consider ourselves responsible custodians of our members’ dues and donations, and we’re elated that Charity Navigator has, yet again, confirmed this,” remarks FFRF Co-President Dan Barker, to whom the Charity Navigator letter is addressed.
Charity Navigator has a stellar reputation in its field. As its letter to FFRF points out, Forbes, Business Week and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine have favorably profiled the organization. “Our data shows that users of our site donated more than they planned to before viewing our findings, and in fact, it is estimated that last year Charity Navigator influenced approximately $10 billion in charitable gifts,” the letter states. FFRF is confident that Charity Navigator’s ecstatic testimonial will persuade more people to join and donate to the national state/church watchdog.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is the country’s largest freethought organization, with 33,000 nonreligious members and several chapters all across the country.