We just learned today that we have earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.
By sharing metrics that highlight progress that we are making toward our mission and programs, we are helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
"In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” Bonnie Lowell, FEBS treasurer stated, “we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar's immense online audience, which includes donors, grantmakers, our peers, and the media."
To reach the Platinum level, FEBS added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward our mission. By taking the time to provide this information, we have demonstrated our commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate our sanctuary.
Patricia Norton, our founder and Bird Mother, "Encourages you to visit our profile on GuideStar to see what we're all about. We’re thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives at a global scale."
We want to give a big thank you to all of our supporters and parronts that have helped us clarify our goals, programs and processes by continuing to provide vital, actionable feedback to us.