Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an influential charity assessment organization. This is the seventh consecutive time that the Alliance has earned this top distinction.
Since 2002, using objective 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.
“Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s exceptional four-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 four-star rating.”
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance believes colorectal cancer is a senseless killer that must be stopped. That is why we’re focused on empowering a nation of allies who work with us to offer genuine support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; raise awareness of preventive measures; and inspire efforts to fund critical research.
“We take financial accountability extremely seriously,” said Michael Sapienza, CEO of the Alliance. “We understand that supporters put their trust in us to spend their money on our programs and services, and that’s what we do.”
The Alliance’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about the Alliance’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is also a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity.