Charity Navigator, America’s leading nonprofit evaluator, has released its most recent evaluation of EESI—and we once again earned a perfect Four Star Charity Rating! For the first time ever, EESI earned 100 out of the 100 points possible in both categories considered by Charity Navigator: financial health and accountability and transparency. According to Charity Navigator, there are currently about 55 organizations with perfect scores out of the nearly 3,000 organizations rated 4-stars (that's just 1.8 percent!). And, of the 420 environmental organizations assessed on the strength of their financial management, transparency, ethics, and governance, EESI is one of only six to have earned a perfect score!
Our status as a Four Star charity makes us feel proud—we have been recognized as a Four Star charity for the ninth time in the past 10 years. "This rating by Charity Navigator confirms that, especially during this critical time of threats to the environmental policies so essential to the future, EESI programs are effectively managed and mission-driven by its dedicated Board and staff," said EESI Board Chair Jared Blum.
David Robison, EESI’s Director of Finance and Administration, knows firsthand how important sound finances are to the mission and execution of sustainability: "At EESI, we charge ourselves with extending the same passion for sustainability, credibility, efficiency, and effectiveness exhibited in our core work to our governance and financial areas. It is an honor to be consistently rated a Four Star Charity.”
Our commitment to accountability and transparency is central to our mission of providing nonpartisan environmental information to professionals across a variety of fields. For more than 30 years, we have worked hard to deliver the latest research to policymakers, professionals, and companies in an accessible way. We are proud to offer highly-respected Capitol Hill briefings, policy papers, fact sheets and other services that promote win-win policy solutions on climate action, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Author: Ben Topiel