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Field Ready awarded Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar

Only 2% of nonprofits earn this distinction and Field Ready just joined their ranks.

"This is an important marker for us," says Dr. Eric James, Field Ready's Executive Director. "We are committed to openness and want everyone to know our progress." Field Ready held the Gold seal in 2018.

According to GuideStar, "A GuideStar Seal of Transparency indicates that a nonprofit has provided key information in its Nonprofit Profile. By providing up-to-date information, nonprofits allow potential donors and funders to make educated decisions about the work they do to make the world a better place." Over 70,000 nonprofits have gone through this process which includes four progressive levels of transparency:

  • Bronze—basic information, such as mission, leadership team and board names, and basic program information.

  • Silver—financial information.

  • Gold—qualitative information about goals, strategies, and vision.

  • Platinum—metrics to show progress made toward your mission.

In 2016, the new seal – GuideStar Platinum – was introduced to allowed nonprofits to share progress and results. The GuideStar database holds records on roughly 2.5 nonprofit organizations.

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