NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Currently, there are over 1.57 million nonprofits registered in the U.S., including the nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The premier organization that evaluates many of these charities annually, Charity Navigator, has awarded AFSP four stars - their top score - for the sixth year in a row. AFSP was given the highest possible score of "exceptional" by Charity Navigator, a ranking only given to charities that "exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in its cause."
"It's important to earn the trust of our donors by using their donations wisely to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide ," said AFSP CEO Robert Gebbia. "Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our commitment to sound financial management practices and that we use every dollar we raise to advance our mission." The methodology Charity Navigator uses focuses on the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of the organizations they rate. By using these ratings, donors can learn how a charity compares on these performance metrics with other charities throughout the country. Donors can be more confident that in supporting those charities rated highly by Charity Navigator, they will be supporting organizations that are more financially healthy, accountable, and transparent.