NARBERTH, Pa., Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GBS|CIDP Foundation International'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 fifth consecutive year that GBS|CIDP Foundation International 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 and 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.
"GBS|CIDP Foundation International's exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public," according to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. "Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds GBS|CIDP Foundation International 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 GBS|CIDP Foundation International."
"It's important that our donors trust that we're using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission to see that, 'no one with Guillain-Barre' syndrome (GBS,) Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP,) or MMN suffers alone, and that everyone has access to the right diagnosis and right treatment, right away,'" said Lisa Butler, GBS|CIDP Foundation International's Executive Director. "Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability."
GBS|CIDP Foundation International's rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge at charitynavigator.org. More information about GBS|CIDP Foundation International's rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, a free service.
For more information about GBS|CIDP Foundation International, visit gbs-cidp.org.
GBS|CIDP Foundation International is the preeminent global nonprofit supporting individuals and their families affected by GBS, CIDP, and related syndromes through a commitment to support, education, research and advocacy. The Foundation has more than 40,000 members throughout 47 countries and has a 19-member Global Medical Advisory Board comprised of the world's leading physicians in peripheral neuropathy research and patient care. GBS|CIDP Foundation International has been closely aligned with the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center since its inception, is a member of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD,) and maintains a four-star rating on Charity Navigator.
For further information, contact:
Rick Yanchuleff, Director of Marketing and Development
GBS|CIDP Foundation International
P: 610-667-0131 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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