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Pelin Munis Selected to Join Charity Navigator’s Consultative Council of Nonprofit Leaders

“Charity Navigator plays a critical role in evaluating nonprofit organizations and enabling donors to give with confidence.”




Pelin Munis Selected to Join Charity Navigator’s Consultative Council of Nonprofit Leaders

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN FRANCISCO, CA — RestoringVision announces that Pelin Munis, Ph.D., executive director of RestoringVision, has been selected to serve on Charity Navigator’s Consultative Council of Nonprofit Leaders (CCNL). Formed in June 2020, the CCNL advises Charity Navigator, the world’s largest, most trusted nonprofit evaluator, on various aspects of the sector, factors influencing nonprofit success, and key decisions in Charity Navigator’s ratings and resources.

Munis is the only leader selected to serve on the council from the optical nonprofit sector.

“It is an honor to serve on Charity Navigator’s prestigious Consultative Council of Nonprofit Leaders,” said Munis. “Charity Navigator plays a critical role in evaluating nonprofit organizations and enabling donors to give with confidence. At RestoringVision, we have relied heavily on Charity Navigator and are proud to have achieved its highest rating. I look forward to now representing our sector and contributing to shaping the work of Charity Navigator to galvanize donor giving.”

Since 2001, Charity Navigator has been empowering millions of donors by providing them with free access to data, tools, and resources to guide philanthropic decision-making. Through Charity Navigator’s ratings, nonprofits are equipped with the sector’s premier trust indicator and a powerful platform to raise awareness and funds.

“We are delighted to have Pelin Munis from RestoringVision as a member of the CCNL,” said Michael Thatcher, president & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Her insights will be invaluable as we work together to ensure our ratings are truly representative and provide a comprehensive evaluation of nonprofit effectiveness.”

RestoringVision is a global nonprofit that empowers lives by creating equitable access to vision programs and glasses for those living on less than $2 a day. Under Munis’ leadership, RestoringVision recently achieved the organization’s most significant milestone yet – reaching more than 20 million people globally with its vision programs since the organization’s inception in 2003.


RestoringVision has built an unparalleled network of 2,500 NGO and government agency partners who have added vision programs to their work. Through these strategic partnerships, RestoringVision has expanded its programs from 70 countries to 144 countries since Munis joined the organization in 2015. This year, RestoringVision aims to serve 3.5 million people worldwide living on less than $2 a day.

To learn more about the Consultative Council of Nonprofit Leaders (CCNL), visit Charity Navigator.



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