ProLiteracy recently received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, the highest level of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This recognition demonstrates ProLiteracy’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
GuideStar Exchange is the only program of its kind that encourages nonprofit transparency on a national scale and allows nonprofits to supplement the public information that is available from the IRS. To achieve Gold-level status, organizations must submit a Charting Impact Report sharing information about their plans and progress toward future impact. The Charting Impact feature at the Gold Participant level includes five questions that promote communication about what really matters—results. This adds a level of transparency and encourages people to invest their money, time, and attention in effective organizations. Charting Impact is a joint project with the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar USA, and Independent Sector.
“At ProLiteracy, we believe in transparency with how we are putting your dollars to work,” says Kevin Morgan, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “As a GuideStar Exchange participant, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters, grant makers, individual donors, and the media. We make our financial reports freely available. You can see more at www.proliteracy.org.”
GuideStar, www.guidestar.org, connects people and organizations with information on the programs and finances of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. GuideStar serves a wide audience inside and outside the nonprofit sector, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grant makers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media.