GBS CIDP Foundation International Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator 4 Stars
7th consecutive time that GBS|CIDP Foundation International has earned 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Conshohocken, PA (December 4, 2018) – GBS|CIDP Foundation International’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the 7th consecutive time that GBS|CIDP Foundation International has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices  and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.  On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator upgraded their methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of their four star charities.

GBS|CIDP Foundation International’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds GBS|CIDP Foundation International to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support GBS|CIDP Foundation International.”  

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission of supporting, educating, funding research, and advocating for patients coping with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), CIDP, or variants of the condition,” said Lisa Butler, Executive Director.  “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

GBS|CIDP Foundation International’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge onwww.charitynavigator.org.   More-detailed information about GBS|CIDP Foundation International’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.


About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

About GBS|CIDP Foundation International

The GBS|CIDP Foundation International is the preeminent global non-profit organization supporting individuals and their families affected by GBS|CIDP, and related syndromes such as multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) through a commitment to support, education, research, and advocacy. For more information visit, gbs-cidp.org.

Contact: Maureen Neville E: maureen.neville@gbs-cidp.org, Director of Marketing & Communications, GBS|CIDP Foundation International,  610-667-0131 x 27.