We know measurement can be complex and contentious. GuideStar Platinum follows these principles:
"The Platinum program gives us the ability to track crucial data on free web-based software that all key players can access. High Risk Hope is committed to transparency and we have finally found a tool to present this information in a clear and effective manner.”
Founder & Executive Director High Risk Hope
Millions of people will be able to see your metrics on your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and through our network of more than 200 websites and applications. This audience includes:
ICAN is very happy to be an Early Adopter of Platinum, and we thank you for the ability to Beta-test the new Platinum designation. Our Board Governance and Strategic Planning committees were very impressed with the range of metrics that GuideStar offered.
President & CEO, International Cancer Advocacy Network (ICAN)
We are so excited to be able to display the results of the Assistance League of San Jose’s philanthropic programs in a concise and easy-to-read format that will document growth over time. I also appreciate the immediate support I received while creating our metrics and inputting data during the initial phase of implementation.
Volunteer, Assistance League of San Jose
This new effort by GuideStar is promising and exciting. Easily accessible data on nonprofit performance will allow donors to make better decisions, targeting resources to those who are working hard to gauge and improve their performance.
President & CEO, Center for Effective Philanthropy
GuideStar Platinum is an easy and free way for your organization to share your progress and results. By reporting metrics through your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, your organization can receive a Platinum Seal of Transparency—GuideStar’s newest and highest level of recognition.
Reporting quantitative metrics about your organization’s work demonstrates the progress you’re making toward achieving your mission. This shows your stakeholders and funders that you are intentional about measurement and learning in order to maximize the difference you are making in the world.
Also, Platinum can:
Millions of people will be able to see this information on your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and through our network of more than 200 applications and websites that are powered by your profile’s data. This includes:
The first step toward Platinum is to make sure your organization’s profile is completed up to the Gold level—this is a prerequisite for getting a Platinum Seal of Transparency.
Meanwhile, start a conversation with the rest of your organization. What metrics do you currently track? What results best demonstrate your progress and results? How many years of results do you have?
Great question. Check out this blog post written by our senior director of programs.
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