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Girls Inc. Earns GuideStar’s 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency


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Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara – an affiliate of the National Girls Inc. Network – has earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. The Platinum Seal allows donors to focus on progress and results in their review of a nonprofit organization and its outcomes.

By sharing metrics that highlight progress Girls Inc. is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.

“Girls Inc. has a long-held belief in being transparent about our work to advocate for the rights and opportunities of all girls,” said Barbara Ben-Horin, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara CEO. “We are excited to convey both our quantitative and qualitative results through GuideStar at the Platinum level, which allows us to share current metrics with supporters and with a greater audience of donors and grant makers who are increasingly asking for more meaningful data to evaluate outcomes against our mission.”

To reach the Platinum level, Girls Inc. 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.

Donors and grantmakers are requiring more meaningful data to evaluate outcomes against a non-profit’s mission.

About GuideStar

In February 2019, GuideStar joined forces with Foundation Center to form Candid, a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Today, GuideStar is a service of Candid. Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters.  Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Learn more