15 Mar Transparency
My Purpose has always been to help nonprofit organizations get $$$$$ donations, grant awards and sponsors, allowing agencies to serve a greater number of those in need. I am happy to have found that purpose many years ago and besides being a humanitarian, I have always been a teacher and believe that quote “when you know better, you do better” and that LIFE is a long learning experience that we are ALL in together.
So here is our term for this week: TRANSPARENCY- as used in science, engineering, business, the humanities and in other social contexts, is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. Transparency implies openness, communication, and accountability. …Wikipedia
Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to be transparent. Why? So that Donors, Grantors and Sponsors gain confidence in your staff, board members, programs and the fiscal management and sustainability of your organization.
How can you show transparency on your website, the finger-walking site landing that everyone is going to visit?
Below are 4 things to consider putting on your website:
- GuideStar rating “helps nonprofit organizations make charitable giving more efficient by providing easily accessible nonprofit information to philanthropic leaders, decision-makers, and educators”. (*fyi, I personally hear about every Grantor looking up nonprofit agency info on either GuideStar or Charity Navigator*).
- Tax Form 990
- Financial Review by CPA
- Annual Report