Outreach Achieves Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for Third Consecutive Year

Outreach, Inc. gets highest-possible rating from one of the nation’s premier charity evaluators.

For the 3rd consecutive year, Outreach, Inc. has received Charity Navigator’s four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The rating indicates that Outreach “adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way,” Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator, wrote in a congratulatory letter addressed to Outreach Founder Floyd Hammer.

“We are honored to receive this wonderful designation for the 3rd year in a row,” said Matt Hamilton, Vice President of Operations for Outreach. “Our supporters demand and deserve accountability, and I am very pleased that we are recognized for consistently providing it.”

Only 12% of the charities rated have received three consecutive 4-star evaluations.

ForbesBusiness Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine have all profiled Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. This year the organization employed a new, two-dimensional rating system in its rankings.

Based on information provided in IRS form 990, Charity Navigator analyzed Outreach’s performance in seven financial metrics: program expenses, administrative expenses, fundraising expenses, fundraising efficiency, primary revenue growth, program expenses growth, and working capital ratio. It also evaluated the organization in several accountability and transparency performance metrics, giving Outreach an overall rating of 69.31 on a scale of 0-70.