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Ruffed Grouse Society Recognized

Ruffed Grouse Society Recognized as 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator


Coraopolis, PA – The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) recently earned a 4-star rating from Charity

Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is a result of RGS

maintaining sound fiscal management practices and a commitment to accountability and

transparency in its efforts to preserve our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for

ruffed grouse, American woodcock and many other forest wildlife species.

Since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating.

Since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating.

Since 2002, 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 have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they

freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.

 

“The Ruffed Grouse Society’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-

performing charities,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of

the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars – a

rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness.  Ruffed Grouse Society’s

supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used

efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

 

“We are proud to report that your Ruffed Grouse Society received this 4-star Charity Navigator

rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and

transparency,” said RGS President and CEO John Eichinger. “This achievement is the result of a

collective effort by a dedicated board of directors, committed members, passionate volunteers

and a talented staff.”

The RGS rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on

www.charitynavigator.org.

 

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 and

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.

 

Established in 1961, The Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society is North America’s

foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating

healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS/AWS works

with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific

Information on RGS/AWS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on

the web at: www.ruffedgrousesociety.org.

Media Contact:

Matt Soberg

(218) 232-6227

editor@ruffedgrousesociety.org