Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating!
For the second consecutive year, Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters has attained Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Michael Thatcher, President of the New Jersey-based charity rating organization, made the announcement. This is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating. It indicates that Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its area of work. Only 32% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have ever received two consecutive 4-star evaluations – indicating that Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional
designation from Charity Navigator sets Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters apart from its peers, and demonstrates the organization’s strength.
“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor from Charity Navigator,” said Andy Fleischmann, President & CEO of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. “We’re very much aware that donors insist on transparency, accountability and concrete
results from us. Charity Navigator’s rating affirms we have performed with distinction in these areas. We hope this top rating will give prospective donors increased confidence in Nutmeg, making it possible for us to offer our life- changing programs to even more Connecticut children in need.” Forbes, Business Week and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine, among others, have profiled and celebrated Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data- driven analysis to the charitable sector. Charity Navigator evaluates ten times more charities than its nearest competitor, and currently attracts more visitors than all other charity-rating groups. It’s estimated that, last year, Charity Navigator influenced approximately $10 billion in charitable gifts.
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Nutmeg Big Brothers, founded in 1966 and based in Hartford, is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Nutmeg serves 132 of the state’s 169 municipalities.
Featured in Picture: Andy Fleischmann, President and CEO of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, is also a Big Brother (adult mentor) in his organization’s Mentor-U school-based mentoring program. He’s pictured with his Little Brother (mentee), Jacob.