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HSMC earns coveted 4-star rating second consecutive year from Charity Navigator

charity-navigatorBradenton Fl., March 1, 2018 – Humane Society of Manatee County’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the second consecutive time that Humane Society of Manatee County has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, 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. On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator upgraded our methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of our four star charities.

“Humane Society of Manatee County’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 Humane Society of Manatee County 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 Humane Society of Manatee County.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our Mission of leading Manatee County in fostering compassion and respect for animals through care, education and collaboration,” said Rick Yocum, Humane Society of Manatee County Executive Director. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our stable governance and financial accountability.”

Humane Society of Manatee County’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about Humane Society of Manatee County’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & 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, N.J., 07452.

Humane Society of Manatee County
Humane Society of Manatee County is a 501( c ) 3 not-for-profit animal welfare organization that was originally founded in 1970, and today is considered the lead animal welfare agency in Manatee County. Humane Society of Manatee County operates a shelter and a veterinary clinic
located at 2415 – 2515 14th Street W. in Bradenton.

Rick Yocum – Executive Director
Humane Society of Manatee County

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