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Charity Navigator Awards Oceana Highest Marks

Posted Tue, Sep 27, 2011 by Emily Fisher to charity giving, charity navigator, conservation charities, donate, end of year giving, give to oceana, oceana

You could say we’re a straight-A student.

Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in America, has launched an expanded rating system, and Oceana once again scored the highest marks.    

In addition to receiving a four-star rating for our financial performance evaluation, Oceana has now received a 4-star rating on Accountability and Transparency. The new rating system allows donors to determine which charities have the “best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and that freely share basic information about the organization with donors and other stakeholders.”

With the bar set higher, the total number of 4-star charities decreased by 20%. Not for us. The new combined score puts Oceana among the highest performing charities that excel in all areas.

In addition to the endorsement from the Charity Navigator, Oceana has also been accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) as a charity that meets all 20 standards for Charity Accountability. This endorsement is a formal recognition that Oceana has undergone a detailed review process and meets the highest operational, financial and ethical standards for charity accountability.

So as you and your loved ones plan your end-of-year giving, keep Oceana in mind. You’ll be able to rest assured knowing your dollars are doing good for the oceans.

And if you don’t want to wait until the end of the year – go ahead and donate now. Thanks for all your support!


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