Books For Africa Receives 10th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator; Joins Top 3 Percent of Charities Rated

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Books For Africa (BFA) has received its 10th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a ranking that only three percent of charities reviewed attained.

“This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way,” Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher wrote to Patrick Plonski, Executive Director of Books For Africa.

“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Books For Africa exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work,” Thatcher continued. “Only 3 percent of the charities we evaluate have received ten consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Books For Africa outperforms most charities in America. This exceptional designation sets Books For Africa apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

Books For Africa is based in St. Paul with a major warehouse in the Atlanta area.

Charity Navigator is the country’s premiere charity evaluator and rates charities on sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. “With more than 1.5 million American charities, Charity Navigator aims to accentuate the work of efficient and transparent organizations,” Thatcher added.

“Books For Africa is honored to be recognized for a decade of top ratings from Charity Navigator, putting us in the top three percent of all charities in the United States,” Plonski said of the rating. “This level of efficiency and financial transparency is exactly what our donors have come to expect from BFA, and we are pleased to continue to use their donations as efficiently as possible to get more books to the children and learners across the African continent.”