AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 27, 2018) /For immediate release/ — OSD (Operation Supply Drop, Inc.) today earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. This is second straight year OSD has earned the Platinum recognition from Guidestar.
By sharing metrics that highlight progress OSD 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 Glenn Banton, OSD CEO & Executive Director, “we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now 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 Platinum level, OSD added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission.
By taking the time to provide this information, OSD has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate OSD.
“I encourage you to visit our profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about,” added Glenn. “We’re thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives at a global scale.”
To learn more about how OSD’s programs and services are making an impact on the lives of members in our military community, visit https://operationsupplydrop.org/news/. To learn how you can make an impact through our programs and service, visit https://operationsupplydrop.org/get-involved/.
About OSD (Operation Supply Drop)
OSD is a global, chapter based, Veteran Service Organization (501c3 EIN 27-3842517) providing relevant, relatable and sustainable impact to the military community through social, professional and service-oriented programs. Since 2010, OSD has impacted over 600,000 members of the military community through these award-winning programs. Read more at: https://operationsupplydrop.org/news
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 the 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.
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