National Organization on Disability Cited as Nonprofit Leader
NEW YORK, NY (July 24, 2012) – The National Organization on Disability has been recognized as a leader in philanthropy by two of the nation’s premier nonprofit evaluators: Charity Navigator and Philanthropedia, a division of GuideStar.
"When your mission is to promote the full participation of America's 54 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life, there's not much focus on awards or recognition," said Carol Glazer, NOD president. "However, it sure feels good when it arrives. Receiving accolades from credible organizations such as Charity Navigator and Philanthropedia certainly helps validate and affirm what we do. I'm proud to work with a team of wonderful, talented people who forward NOD's mission."
NOD received a 4-star rating - the highest possible rating - from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator, which aims to help charitable givers make intelligent decisions, evaluates more than 5,000 charities based on financial performance, accountability and transparency. Only one quarter of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator receives a 4-star rating, proving the NOD outperforms the majority of other charitable organizations in the United States.
Additionally, NOD was included in Philanthropedia's list of the Top 10 nonprofits related to people with disabilities. Determined by a group of 79 experts from 145 organizations, the Top-10 ranking means NOD represents the highest level of impact and organizational strength.
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation of America’s 54 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. The organization's current focus is on increasing employment opportunities for the 79 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. Current employment programs benefit individuals with disabilities looking for employment, high school students with disabilities transitioning into the workforce, seriously wounded, ill and injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and employers seeking to become more diverse by expanding existing diversity initiatives to include people with disabilities.