Kids In Crisis Earns GuideStar’s Seal of Transparency
Platinum Seal Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results
Kids In Crisis has again earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress Kids In Crisis 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 Kids In Crisis’ Executive Director, Shari Shapiro, “we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. With a Platinum Seal on the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, 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, Kids In Crisis added extensive information to its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile: 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 providing this information, Kids In Crisis has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.
“I encourage you to visit our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about,” added Shapiro. “We’re thrilled that our Platinum Seal of Transparency and the associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives at a global scale.”
About Kids In Crisis
Located in Cos Cob, Kids In Crisis provides emergency shelter for children 0-18 years old, and crisis counseling and community education programs for children and families facing crisis. We also advocate for the well-being of all children on the local, state and national level. Crisis means something different to anyone, and we encourage calls to our 24-helpline for anyone concerned about the well-being of a child. We provide free, confidential phone and face-to-face intervention, counseling, and referrals. Since 1978, Kids In Crisis has provided vital 24-hour services to more than 154,000 children and teens, and their families. More information can be found at www.kidsincrisis.org. Providers, educators, community members, and family members can call our 24-hour helpline, 203-661-1911, for support.