Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results
The Amputee Coalition is pleased to have earned the Silver Seal of Transparency, offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress the Coalition is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
“In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” said Ryan McHugh, “we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. With the Silver Seal, we are able to easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar’s immense online audience, which includes donors, grantmakers, our peers, and the media.”
To reach the Silver level, the Amputee Coalition added current information that demonstrates its commitment to transparency and giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate the organization. “We can encourage donors to visit our website as well as our profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about,” added McHugh. “We’re thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives.”
The Amputee Coalition’s National Limb Loss Resource Center, Support Group Network and educational events and programs like the National Conference and Youth Camp help people with limb loss and limb difference to live a full and productive life by teaching life skills, providing health and recreation tips and creating opportunities to network with others. Advocacy and raising awareness are a critical part of the organization’s mission — making sure legislators and policymakers are educated about the needs of the community, amplifying the voice of individuals impacted by limb loss and limb difference, and securing the services, supports, and resources for individuals to live the lives they want to live.
About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with more than 8 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data. To reach a given participation level, organizations need to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar participation levels acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.