NH Audubon Receives Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Posted on January 16, 2015

Independent, third-party assessment nets accolades for leadership, financial management.

Concord, New Hampshire – NH Audubon is proud to announce it has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, an independent national service that evaluates charities based on their financial health, accountability and transparency. This rating places NH Audubon in the list of top performing environmental and conservation organizations in the country, as rated by Charity Navigator.

“This rating means that donors and people who care about wildlife and the environment in New Hampshire can feel confident entrusting funds to us,” said NH Audubon President Michael J. Bartlett,. “A four-star rating from Charity Navigator validates that we are doing an outstanding job with our programs and meeting our mission.”

The accolade is based on the most recent IRS Form 990 reporting, which NH Audubon submits annually as a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization. Charity Navigator examines a combination of metrics, including the percentage of overall budget spent on programs and services, accountability measures, donor privacy policies and audited financials.  Those findings reflect the fact that, not only is NH Audubon doing an excellent job serving its constituents through educational programming, it is also deeply connected to the individual donors who make many of the programs possible.

“From summer camps for kids to investing in remote location equipment to surveying rapidly declining species like bats, the funds we receive from our donors support a wide range of education and conservation activities. We are truly honored to be able to provide these services for New Hampshire,” Bartlett said.

The rating comes after an exceptional Centennial celebration year for NH Audubon. Bartlett and the leadership team at NH Audubon credit a committed staff, volunteers, donors and community support for the prestigious four-star rating. For more information about how ratings are calculated or further details about NH Audubon’s score and performance, visit CharityNavigator.org.

About New Hampshire Audubon

Founded in 1914, New Hampshire Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. New Hampshire Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on New Hampshire Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.