For the fifth year in a row, Valley Public Radio has been ranked as a “four star” non-profit by the independent website Charity Navigator. According to the company's CEO Michael Thatcher, only 10 percent of non-profits nationwide have achieved this honor for five consecutive years. The four star ranking is the highest rating given out by the company, and is a measure of accountability, transparency and results in a nonprofit sector.
Valley Public Radio's Interim President Joe Moore says the ranking is a great honor:
Five years in a row with the highest ranking Charity Navigator gives out is a testament to the hard work of our staff, board and volunteers. We are careful on controlling our costs, we invest in our programming, not overhead, and we are transparent and accountable on showing the public what we do with their donations. I know many donors who before they do anything, they look at a non-profit’s Charity Navigator score. This latest honor is a signal that their investment in Valley Public Radio is a wise one.