The Better Business Bureau (BBB), a nationally recognized independent business and charity evaluator, just released its evaluation of FIRE, reporting that in 2010, FIRE met 19 of the 20 Standards for Charitable Accountability. Our nearly perfect evaluation demonstrates that FIRE is very accountable to donors, spends money wisely, has reputable governance, and is truthful in our representations. In these difficult economic times when people must make difficult choices deciding which charities they can continue to support, FIRE’s BBB rating provides confidence to our donors that an investment in FIRE is a strong one. FIRE is on track to meet all 20 standards in 2011, which will be reflected in the BBB report issued next fall.
Also be sure to check out FIRE’s Charity Navigator review, where for the third consecutive year we’ve earned the highest evaluation—4 stars—something only 14 percent of the rated charities have accomplished. Like the BBB report, this evaluation indicates that FIRE consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, outperforming most other charities in America.
We are very proud of these distinctions, and we hope they bring comfort and pride to our current supporters and to those thinking of donating to FIRE in 2011.