The Standards for Excellence Institute is very pleased to announce that organizations who have completed the rigorous accreditation and recognition programs will be identified for their achievement on GuideStar©, www.guidestar.org.
Beginning August 2014, GuideStar USA, the leading source of nonprofit information, will highlight Standards for Excellence accredited and recognized nonprofits by displaying a trademarked logo that refers to their level of accomplishment. The logos will appear in the External Perspectives section of each nonprofit’s report on GuideStar.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Standards for Excellence Institute on this new initiative,” said Erinn Andrews, GuideStar’s senior director of nonprofit strategy. “The Seals of Excellence will help donors easily identify exceptional nonprofits that have been accredited and are worthy of further consideration. We believe that by integrating information from external groups like the Standards for Excellence Institute, the 7 million annual visitors to GuideStar’s website will have a more complete picture of the nonprofit’s qualifications.”
Greg Cantori, President and CEO of the Standards for Excellence Institute, says “Individuals and donors throughout the country are looking for opportunities to support charities that they can trust. GuideStar’s choice to highlight organizations that meet the highest standards in efficiency, transparency and governance with the Standards for Excellence Institute will make it easier than ever for you to make informed decisions with your generous contributions.”
GuideStar, www.guidestar.org, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects people and organizations with information on the programs, finances, and impact of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. GuideStar, a CFC Charitable Organization #75786, serves a wide audience inside and outside the nonprofit sector, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media.
Read the official Press Release.