The Youth Center in Los Alamitos recently 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. By sharing metrics that highlight changes of The Youth Center towards their mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation like its overhead ratios.
“It’s in accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” said Youth Center Executive Director Lina Lumme. “We are excited to convey our 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.”