Georgia Historical Society Awarded Seventh Consecutive 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator Four Star Charity


Now ranked among an elite 3% of non-profits nationwide


Atlanta, Ga., November 9, 2016 - The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has been awarded its seventh consecutive 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Georgia Historical Society exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only 3% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Georgia Historical Society outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Georgia Historical Society apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

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 and Transparency metrics account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating and reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

“Sound fiscal management and responsible stewardship of our funding are the goals of everyone at GHS but this designation would not be possible without the leadership of Vince Dooley, our Board Chairman, the GHS Board of Curators, and Laura García-Culler, GHS Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer,” said Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society. “We are deeply proud to have received this distinction for the seventh year in a row and to be counted among the elite 3% of non-profits nationwide, because it reinforces our commitment to donors that when they give to the Georgia Historical Society they can do so with confidence.”

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