For the fifth consecutive year, Operation Compassion has been evaluated and included in the Chronicle of Philanthropy Annual Survey. The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the foremost authority in rating non-profits for their fundraising, distribution and gift-in-kind activity.
The fiscal year ending in 2011 was the fifth year Operation Compassion was invited to be surveyed. After meeting all the qualifications, Operation Compassion made the Top 100 list. On the sub-list for international activity, Operation Compassion was listed in the top 20. In the state of Tennessee, Operation Compassion was second only to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There are more than 1.8 million non-profits and they are rated based on their non-profit tax filing and annual audit.
To illustrate the importance of this survey, other non-profits included were United Way, The Salvation Army, American Cancer Society, Feed the Children, American Red Cross, AmeriCares Foundation and Food for the Poor.
Under the organization ranking, International, Operation Compassion is only behind non-profits such as Food for the Poor, Feed the Children, AmeriCares Foundation and World Vision. Many of these non-profits are a part of Operation Compassion’s network of disaster relief. These partners are an invaluable resource for Operation Compassion as we work together around the world.
For the last thirteen years, Operation Compassion has maintained the highest quality and integrity in record keeping, fundraising, product procurement and product distribution. Inclusion in the Chronicle of Philanthropy Annual Survey is recognition for the hard work and diligence of every employee and volunteer associated with Operation Compassion, stated David Lorency.
David Lorency, President