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Humane Society Naples Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Humane Society Naples’ 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 eighth time that HSN has earned this top distinction in the last nine years.

“Humane Society Naples’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 Naples 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 Naples.”

“We are excited and honored to again earn the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator” said Patricia Connell, Director of Development. “We love what we do and we do it well; this rating confirms that, and our valued donors can have the confidence that their support is used wisely to promote the mission of Humane Society Naples”.

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 1st, 2016, we 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 Naples’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about HSN’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

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