The Trail Conference has recently achieved Charity Navigator’s highest ranking, the coveted 4-star rating for our sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest evaluator of charities, and is a resource used by donors to help them make their giving decisions.
This “exceptional designation” (four out of a possible four stars) differentiates the Trail Conference from other charities and indicates adherence to good governance and best practices that demonstrate trustworthiness to the public.
Highly productive and volunteer-intensive organizations like the Trail Conference often find themselves at a disadvantage in achieving a 4-star rating, due to the costs of coordinating the work of such a large volunteer labor force. The Trail Conference now maintains more than 2,000 miles of trails, engages thousands of volunteers, and contributes over 70,000 hours of labor annually. Our strong fiscal health, accountability, transparency and effectiveness were all factors in pushing us over the top to a 4-star rating.
We invite you to review our profile at http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=7654 and click on the Comments tab let the world know why the Trail Conference’s work is important to you.