Feed Spokane’s Platinum Seal of Transparency Shows Donors They Can Focus on Progress and Results
SPOKANE, WA — Feed Spokane earned the 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 hunger and food waste, Feed Spokane 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 GuideStarNonprofit 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 our community.”said President Tami Kennedy.
“Feed Spokane 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 positive outcomes – to reduce food insecurity right here in Spokane,” said Kennedy.
To reach the Platinum level, Feed Spokane 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 providing this information, Feed Spokane has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and 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.
Since 2005, Feed Spokane has been fighting hunger by rescuing thousands of pounds of leftover food each week that would otherwise be discarded and quickly organize and redistribute it to food banks and community partners that get it to our food-insecure neighbors. Join us.
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