The Arc of Essex County Receives Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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Charity Navigator already rated The Arc of Essex County as a four-star charity with an “Accountability and Finance” score of 100 percent, and recently also rated the group The Arc’s “Leadership and Adaptability” beacon with a perfect score. Charity Navigator assessed the organization’s leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent needs. The Arc received full credit in each of the categories: mission, vision, goals, leadership, mobilizing for mission, and adaptability story.

The Arc of Essex County is proud of the four-star rating, which helps ensure our donors they can be confident that their contributions are being managed responsibly.

Since 2001, Charity Navigator has empowered millions of donors by providing free access to data, tools, and resources to guide philanthropic decision-making. With nearly 200,000 charities rated, its comprehensive ratings shine a light on the cost-effectiveness and overall health of a charity’s programs, including measures of stability, efficiency, and sustainability. The metrics inform donors of not just where their dollars are going but what their dollars are doing.

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