November 30, 2016
Thanks to your support, Preble Street blew our $30,000 #GivingTuesday match challenge goal out of the water, raising $41,500 in individual donations over 24 hours.
That total nearly doubles last year's #GivingTuesday gifts and, with the addition of the $30,000 match, will add up to more than $70,000 for crucial, life-changing services!
THANK YOU to everyone who stepped up to join us in our commitment to help vulnerable Mainers move forward to better lives by giving, liking, sharing, and commenting on our posts throughout the day!
November 15, 2016
In a 2016 fiscal-year analysis, Preble Street, a Portland-based social service agency, was awarded Charity Navigator’s top rating, four stars, for a 12th consecutive year.
Recording an overall average of 98.23 points out of a possible 100, with a perfect score in the area of “accountability and transparency,” Preble Street ranked among the highest-scored nonprofits in the country. The agency, dedicated to providing accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocating for solutions to those problems, was also recognized for fundraising efficiency and revenue growth.
The premier rating is awarded to nonprofits exceeding industry standards and outperforming most charities in their cause category.
“Less than 1 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Preble Street outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator Preble Street apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” said Michael A. Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator.