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Apr 09, 2019

On March 20, 2019, Population Media Center’s strong financial health along with its accountability and transparency earned it another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the seventh consecutive year that Population Media Center (PMC) has received this top distinction. Only six percent of other charities have received 4-stars for six consecutive years, indicating that PMC outperforms most other charities in America based on Charity Navigator’s criteria.

Since 2002, 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 & 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.

“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 & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Population Media Center 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 Population Media Center.”

PMC works hard to continually communicate with donors to make sure they know how donations are being used to accomplish its mission, using entertainment-education to promote social and cultural change by addressing the interconnected issued of the full rights of women and girls, population, and the environment. PMC’s 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates good governance and financial accountability.

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