This November, the Society received a 4-star ranking from Charity Navigator for the fourth consecutive year. Rankings are based on an evaluation of fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. The Society is one of only 6% of charities to receive this top ranking for four or more consecutive years.
“Society for Science & the Public’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Ken Berger, President and CEO, Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars — a rating that, now, with our new Accountability and Transparency metrics, demands even greater rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. Society supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”
Also, be sure to check out the great reviews we’ve been getting on GreatNonprofits! A couple of examples are below:
“I’ve read Science News since I was in high school. It was in our library but I decided to subscribe. When the first Mariner images came back from Mars I had them in my hands, via my Science News, before it became big news in the general media…Checking in with Science News and the Society is a great way for me, 50+ years from high school, to keep my intellect alive and curious and informed. I’m sure it inspires young people now as it did when I was in high school.”
“In 1979, I was one of the top 40 [finalists] in the Westinghouse [Science Talent Search] competition, run by the Society…My experience made me a life-long believer in engaging youngsters in science. I volunteer in local science fairs every year as a judge, and encouraged both of my children to enter (my youngest went to [Intel] ISEF). At MIT I routinely hired undergraduates with science fair backgrounds, because these were individuals who had the motivation to take a project from start to finish.”