HMHBGA reaches GuideStar’s highest Seal of Transparency
Author: HMHBGA Staff
Platinum Seal allows donors to focus on progress and results
Atlanta, GA – Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency today, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. By sharing metrics that highlight progress HMHBGA is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
To reach the Platinum level, HMHBGA added extensive information to its 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 its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, HMHBGA has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.
“We at HMHBGA are dedicated to the highest level of transparency in order to instill the utmost confidence for our program participants, funders and partners,” shares Elise Blasingame, Executive Director. “This extends to our finances, operations and program impact which we are proud to share publicly via the GuideStar platform.”
About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
In February 2019, GuideStar joined forces with Foundation Center to form Candid, a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Today, GuideStar is a service of Candid. The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered withthe IRS. The profiles are populated with information directly from nonprofits, the IRS, and other partners in the nonprofit sector. Candid encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 13 million people who
visit guidestar.org to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good. To reach a given participation level, organizations must complete all required fields for that level. The GuideStar participation levels, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.
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