Four stars is the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Population Media Center, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering women and girls and protecting the environment, earned a 4-star rating for the fifth consecutive year because of strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
“Population Media Center’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating.”
Charity Navigator’s rating system takes multiple factors into account, such as an organization’s overall financial health, reporting practices, and openness and accountability to stakeholders and the public. Out of a possible 100 points, Population Media Center scored a 97.50 financially, 92.00 for accountability and transparency, and an overall score and rating of 94.07 earning the top 4-star rating.
“This adds Population Media Center to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges,” says Thatcher. “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 Population Media Center.”
Since 2002, Charity Navigator has increased its standards and awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. The “Accountability and Transparency” metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, emphasize industry best practices and stringent transparency and openness with donors and stakeholders.
In the nonprofit sector, credibility, honesty and transparency are the “coins of the realm,” says Paul Ugalde, PMC’s Director of Development. “The support of our many loyal donors keeps us on track and focused on the important work we do.”
To learn more about Population Media Center, its mission and work, visit www.populationmedia.org.
About Population Media Center
Population Media Center is a nonprofit leader in entertainment-education, dedicated to women’s rights and empowerment, population stabilization, and the environment. For the past two decades, PMC’s entertainment programming has promoted social and cultural change and has helped 500 million people in more than 50 countries.