Platinum Seal Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results
New York, NY—The Doe Fund earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that showcase progress toward reducing homelessness and recidivism, The Doe Fund is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of evaluation such as overhead ratios.
“We are pleased to share our organization’s transparency in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to earn a Platinum Seal, we can now give our donors up-to-date organizational metrics and the confidence that their support is effecting positive change and outcomes in the lives of the individuals we serve,” said Founder and President George McDonald.
“The Doe Fund has always believed that you cannot manage what you don’t measure. Data and outcomes are invaluable in monitoring the efficacy of our programs and in assuring our donors that their contributions are being directed to meaningful interventions,” said McDonald.
To reach the Platinum level, The Doe Fund added extensive information to its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile: 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, The Doe Fund has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.
GuideStar is the world’s largest source of nonprofit information, connecting people and organizations with data on 2.7 million current and formerly IRS-recognized nonprofits. Each year, more than 10 million people, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media, use GuideStar data to make intelligent decisions about the social sector. GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles are populated with information directly from nonprofits, the IRS, and other partners in the nonprofit sector. The Seal levels, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are earned by nonprofits providing specific information to its profile.