I got a solicitation letter from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) today. I'm normally sour about solicitation letters and the UUSC hasn't been so hot in recent years, having a weird-ambiguous relationship with congregational Unitarian Universalism and a less-than-perfect efficiency rating by services like Charity Navigator. But the print piece and its new logo is very cute, and cute has its place in this world. I wanted to see more. Alas, their website -- www.uusc.org -- in the old style! (Why?)
Old style or not, there was a feature there that caught my attention: the Service Committee has been awarded a Charity Navigator four-star rating, the highest available. See for yourself. And now I see the UUSC can steward its donors money effectively, I'll look to see if its projects are something (the mission is good) I want to support.