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    Clean Ocean Action
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    Clean Ocean Action

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    501(c)(3) organization
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    49 Avenel Blvd
    Long Branch NJ 07740

    Long Branch NJ | IRS ruling year: 1989 | EIN: 22-2897204  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
     
    Organization Mission
    Founded in 1984, Clean Ocean Action (COA) is a broad-based coalition of over 115 active boating, business, community, conservation, diving, environmental, fishing, r ... (More)
     

    Rating Information

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    Great

    This charity's score is 98%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 55% Accountability & Finance, 25% Impact & Measurement, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 10% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Historical Ratings
    Charity Navigator's ratings previously did not consider Leadership & Adaptability, Culture & Community, or Impact & Measurement. The historic rating mainly reflects a version of today’s Accountability and Finance score. More information on our previous rating methodologies can be found on our rating methodology page.
     
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    Rating Report

    Impact & Measurement
    Score

    93

    This beacon estimates the actual impact a charity has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.

    Assessments

    Impact

    Unscored

    0% of Impact & Measurement score

    Measurement

    93 out of 100 points

    100% of Impact & Measurement score
    Full Credit
    Partial Credit
    No Credit
    The Measuring Outcomes assessment evaluates how well a charity tracks progress towards its mission's outcomes.

    Displayed below are the responses provided by the charity for the Measuring Outcomes assessment. Each question is designed to address specific criteria, with responses eligible for full, partial, or no credit. Please refer to the scoring rubric for details on how responses are scored.

    Selected program: Statewide Beach Sweeps
    Program Planning and Design
    26 out of 28 points
     
    This section assesses the use of crucial evaluation tools in program objective-setting and activities.
    Charity leadership uses information collected to make decisions regarding programs
    • Agree, uses information collected to improve programs
    Charity has shared understanding across staff of how programs lead to the goals a program achieves
    • Agree, has universal understanding of how programs achieve goals
    Charity has documents and reviews how program activities lead to change
    • Agree, documents and reviews
    Charity has researched program model before implementation in the following ways
    • Referred to the practices of similar nonprofits
    Charity revisits how program activities lead to change
    • Agree, does revisit how program activities lead to change
    Charity tracks program progress in the following ways
    • Tracks activities
    • Tracks outcomes and impacts
    • Tracks using timelines and milestones
    • Aligns plan with mission
    Program Development
    20 out of 25 points
     
    This section assesses the consideration of stakeholders in program objectives and activities.
    Charity identifies program target population needs in the following ways
    • Discussions or surveys with target population on how program activities best serve their needs
    • Discussions with local community groups, including local government or other community leaders
    • Discussions with local nonprofits on their programs
    • Does not identify program target population
    Charity considers practical, cultural, and political needs and interests of those served by program
    • Partially agree, charity is responsive to some practical, cultural, or political needs
    Charity uses SMART Goals
    • Agree, identified Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound (SMART) goals
    Data Collection and Analysis
    19 out of 19 points
     
    This section assesses the best practices used in collecting and analyzing program data.
    Charity tracks program information in the following ways
    • Collects data before a program is initiated
    • Collects data during program implementation
    • Collects data when a program is complete
    Charity collects programmatic information on those served by the program in the following ways
    • Identifies the number of those served by program
    • Collects demographic data of those served by program
    • Identifies the number of those successfully served by the program
    • Collects information about the quality of service from the target population
    Charity assesses program effectiveness at multiple points in time
    • Agree, collects information before and after a program is implemented
    Reporting and Distribution of Results
    19 out of 19 points
     
    This section assesses reporting and disseminating program results.
    Charity reports program results to key stakeholders
    • Reports results to stakeholders
    • Does not report results to stakeholders
    Charity reports both favorable and unfavorable results
    • Yes, charity reports both favorable of unfavorable results
    Use of Results
    9 out of 9 points
     
    This section assesses the use of results to guide learning.
    Charity uses program results to inform future work for the following reasons
    • Sustain and secure funding
    • Inform strategic planning
    • Improve program operations
    • Understand the impact of their work
    • Inform how we create future programs
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