Bladder Cancer Canada was recently reviewed by Charity Intelligence, an independent organization that researches Canadian charities so that donors can be well informed and give intelligently.
Of the 750 charities that Charity Intelligence has reviewed, only 15% received the highest ranking, four stars. Sixty Canadian cancer-related charities were reviewed, and Bladder Cancer Canada was among only four that received the 4-star ranking!
We are very proud to be one of the four Canadian cancer charities to receive this ranking.
According to Charity Intelligence’s Managing Director, Kate Bahen, a 4-star rating is “a strong signal for donors of an outstanding Canadian charity.” In fact, most charities the organization reviews receive two stars. Charities are rated based on:
- Results Reporting (40%) – the information a charity posts about its programs, activities, clients served and results achieved so donors can make an informed giving decision
- Financial Transparency (20%) – audited financial statements posted in line with best practices
- Need for Funding (20%) – cash and investments relative to what it cost to run charity programs for 1 year, called “program cost coverage”
- Cost-efficiency (20%) – spending on administrative costs and fundraising – overhead – within a reasonable range.
“For a charity to be a Charity Intelligence 4-star charity, it has to be above average across the 4 categories and an all-round high performer,” says Kate, adding, “Congratulations to Bladder Cancer Canada – it’s about time people recognized excellence!”
We take our 4-star ranking very seriously and will work diligently to maintain it. Corporate sponsors and individual donors can feel confident that when they give to Bladder Cancer Canada, their funds will be used in a responsible, transparent and impact-focused way.
You can hear more about Charity Intelligence and its research in Libby Znaimer’s interview on Zoomer Radio. (Click here to listen to the interview). You can also visit Charity Intelligence’s website here for more information.
To see how Bladder Cancer Canada’s scored in all areas, our Charity Intelligence scorecard is here.