A Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency March 29, 2016
United Way of Union County recently achieved the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations and a leader in advancing transparency in the nonprofit sector. This level demonstrates United Way of Union County's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
“We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being
transparent about our work, to our community,” said Shari Marsh, Executive Director. “As a GuideStar Gold participant, we use
their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and to GuideStar's immense online
audience of nonprofits, grant makers, individual donors, and the media.”
In order to be awarded the GuideStar logo, United Way of Union County had to provide information on the nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, ethics, governance, and so much more.
“I encourage you to check out our profile on GuideStar at www.guidestar.org to see what we're all about,” added Marsh.
“We are engaged in exciting initiatives, and we are thrilled to have another platform for communicating our advancement and progress.”
About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar invites nonprofits to update their profiles at no cost to the organizations. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the millions of people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations and the more than 120 sites and applications that use GuideStar data. To earn a logo, an organization needs to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants' profiles in the GuideStar database.
United Way works to bring neighbors and resources together to improve lives in Union County. United Way of Union County has raised more than $20 million for local needs since it was established in 1958. More than just a fundraiser, United Way collaborates with local businesses, government, and non-profit organizations to solve pressing social service issues large and small.