Ely, Minn. – The International Wolf Center learned Tuesday, Aug. 1, that it had received another 4-star rating from the independent watchdog group Charity Navigator. The rating is Charity Navigator’s highest mark. This is the second consecutive year and sixth time since 2012 that the Center has received the coveted rating.
The rating scale is a quick tool for givers seeking guidance on how efficiently they believe a charity will use their donation. It helps measure how well a charity has sustained its programs and services over time as well as their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information.
“Everyone at the International Wolf Center strives to be transparent financial stewards with the helpful support that thousands of members and donors worldwide give toward our wolf education work,” said Rob Schultz, International Wolf Center executive director. “We’re thrilled to be recognized yet again for our diligence.”
In a letter to Schultz and the Center, Charity Navigator president Michael Thatcher wrote: “We are proud to announce International Wolf Center has earned our second consecutive 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that International Wolf Center exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 28 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least two consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that International Wolf Center outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets International Wolf Center apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”
About The International Wolf Center: Founded in 1985, The International Wolf Center is a Minnesota-headquartered educational non-profit organization. Its mission is to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. The Center educates through its website wolf.org, educational outreach programs, International Wolf magazine, and a beautiful interpretive center in Ely, Minnesota with its live ambassador wolves and exhibits.
About Charity Navigator: Founded in 2001, New Jersey headquartered Charity Navigator has become the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Its mission is to make impactful philanthropy easier for all. www.charitynavigator.org