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Six Ways to Share Your Seal of Transparency

You did it! You updated your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar and earned a 2019 Seal of Transparency. Now what?


Giving Donors and Funders Context for Your Platinum Metrics

We recently launched our 2019 Seals of Transparency on GuideStar. This year, we’ve added new features to the Platinum Seal to help donors and funders better understand the metrics shared by nonprofits. (To learn more about the different Seals and where Platinum fits in, see this recent post by Candid’s Eva Nico.)


2019 Seals of Transparency Are Here!

You may have heard that GuideStar and Foundation Center have joined forces. Now that weve become Candid, our commitment to promoting transparency is stronger than ever.


New Research Shows Nonprofit Transparency Matters

New research supports what we at GuideStar have long believed: (1) donors give more to transparent nonprofits and (2) transparent organizations tend to be stronger organizations.


Illuminating Nonprofit Fraud

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state charity officials announced more than 100 legal actions against charities that fraudulently claimed to be using donations to help veterans. The charges ranged from filing misleading information with regulators to diverting donations to organization leaders and paid fundraisers. A few nonprofits received warning letters. Others were fined heavily and ordered to dissolve.


50,000 GuideStar Seals of Transparency—and Counting

Today I’m celebrating! I am celebrating our 50,000 (and growing) strong community of nonprofits and foundations at GuideStar. These organizations have added information to their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles and have earned a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum GuideStar Seal of Transparency.


GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles—Now Featuring 2018 Seals of Transparency!

We’ve made it even easier to find current information on nonprofit organizations. Just look for a 2018 Seal of Transparency on GuideStar.

Our GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles now feature 2018 Seals—signaling that nonprofits have provided current contact information, fresh financials, recent results, and more. Find a 2018 Seal in the left-hand side of a Nonprofit Profile and you can rest easy knowing that you are viewing up-to-date information.


  Your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar has a new Demographics section.