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Crisis Response Network Earns a “Give with  Confidence” 100/100 Rating from Charity Navigator 


Tempe, Arizona, October 21, 2020 – Crisis Response Network is honored to  announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and  transparency have earned a 100/100 rating from Charity Navigator’s new  Encompass Rating System. This score designates CRN as an official “Give with  Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations  effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s  largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the  organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more  than 8.5 million users annually. 

The Encompass Rating System is a comprehensive evaluation tool that analyzes  nonprofit performance based on four key indicators. In July 2020, Charity  Navigator released the first indicator, Finance & Accountability, to highlight  nonprofit organizations demonstrating fiscal responsibility. This is determined by  five metrics: Program Expense Ratio, Independent Audit or Financial Review,  Board Composition, Liabilities to Assets, and Website Listing. The additional  indicators, to be rolled out in the next 18-24 months, are Impact & Results,  Leadership & Adaptability, and Culture & Community.

The Encompass Rating System enables Charity Navigator to increase the number  of nonprofits it evaluates, growing from 9,000 to 160,000 nonprofits evaluated as  of July 2020. In order to be more inclusive of smaller and more recently  established nonprofits, the system uses technology-supported automation to  analyze electronic tax forms filed annually by 501(c)(3) organizations. 

“We are delighted that Crisis Response Network’s clear commitment to fiscal  responsibility and transparency has earned it a “Give with Confidence”  designation,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “As  one of the first 150,000 nonprofits evaluated by the Encompass Rating System,  we are eager to see the good work that the organization is able to accomplish in  the years ahead.” 

“We are deeply honored to have earned a Charity Navigator rating of 100 out of  100 through their Encompass Rating System,” said Justin Chase, President/CEO  of Crisis Response Network. “It is further validation that our supporters can trust  our commitment to good governance and financial accountability and we hope that  it will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission  of Inspiring Hope.” 

CRN’s Encompass rating and other information about charitable giving are  available free of charge at 

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Crisis Response Network is a Tempe-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals by  Inspiring Hope and Empowering Transformation from HOPE to HEALTH through a continuum of health care  services.

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