The Ability Experience has recently received a four-star rating, the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, based on the reporting areas of accountability and finance, leadership and adaptability as well as culture and community.
Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a four-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 have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about the organization with their donors and other stakeholders.
“Integrity is a core value of The Ability Experience,” said Basil Lyberg, president and executive director of The Ability Experience. “Achieving a four-star rating from Charity Navigator reinforces our unwavering dedication to this value. We believe in transparency, accountability, and maximizing the impact of every dollar donated. This recognition highlights our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of financial responsibility and ensuring that our programs create meaningful change for individuals with disabilities and the men of Pi Kappa Phi.”
Charity Navigator gives eligible charities a zero to four-star rating, determined by the weighted sum of the organization’s individual beacon scores of zero to 100. Any score of 90 or greater earns a four-star rating, which according to Charity Navigator means that the organization, “Exceeds or meets best practices and industry standards across almost all areas. Likely to be a highly effective charity.” The Ability Experience received a score of 99.
“I am thrilled to learn of our four-star rating from Charity Navigator,” said The Ability Experience Board Chairman Joel Borellis. He believes that this rating will boost donor confidence and provide The Ability Experience with a competitive advantage while enhancing credibility. “This recognition underscores our commitment to responsible stewardship of donor contributions and our dedication to making a lasting impact. Donors can have absolute confidence that their support is being used efficiently and effectively to transform lives.”
Each year, Charity Navigator evaluates more than 200,000 of America’s 1.5 million charities. Donors are encouraged to review The Ability Experience’s financials here to give with confidence. Complete details regarding The Ability Experience’s rating can be found on Charity Navigator’s website.
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America, attracting more website visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability and transparency of more than 8,000 charities. 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 501 (c) (3) public charity 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 101, Glen Rock, NJ, 07452.