The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.
By sharing metrics that highlight changes the Harry Chapin Food Bank is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation like overhead ratios.
"We are dedicated to transparency and conveying our results in a clear and user-friendly manner,” said Richard LeBer, food bank president and CEO. “By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar's online audience, which includes donors, grantors, our peers, and the media."
To reach the Platinum level, the Harry Chapin Food Bank added extensive information to its nonprofit profile on GuideStar, including in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. This helps provide donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate the food bank.
"I encourage you to visit our profile on GuideStar to learn more about us," added LeBer. “We believe our GuideStar Platinum profile will help us better communicate Harry Chapin Food Bank’s mission and impact to everyone."