(A3) - Artesia, California, 03.17.2023 - A3 (formerly Asian Access) is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates A3 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 11 million donors annually.
Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons.
“We are delighted to provide A3 with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that A3 is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”
“Our Four-Star Charity Navigator is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health,” said Joe Handley, President. “We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who help us to equip and unify visionary Christ-centered leaders to influence Spirit-led change and be a vibrant community accelerating Christ-centered movements around the world."
A3 is a growing global network of leaders. On February 3, 2023, A3 changed its name from "Asian Access" because it has expanded beyond Asia. There are new cohorts being launched in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, and the Americas. More information can be found on its website: A3Leaders.org.
A3’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on charitynavigator.org.
Jeff Johnston serves as A3's Vice President for Advancement & Communications. Starting in 1987 as a short-term missionary in Japan, Jeff has worked in a variety of roles with A3 for 36 years under three organizational names: LIFE Ministries, Asian Access, and now A3. He has contributed to developing leaders in Japan, North India, and Bangladesh. Jeff lives near Los Angeles with his wife, Nozomi where their two kids are launching out on their own.
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