Project WET Earns GuideStar Platinum Level Profile with Commitment to Transparency and Quantitative Metrics

GuideStar Platinum ParticipantFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2016

BOZEMAN, MONT. – The Project WET Foundation has achieved the highest level of recognition offered by the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations, GuideStar. The Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level encourages nonprofit organizations to share their progress and results in important new ways to reflect the changes organizations are making in the world. Achieving a Platinum Level Profile demonstrates Project WET’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

“As part of our Platinum status, we are committed to reporting quantitative metrics around training, capacity building and improved skills and education,” explained Project WET Foundation President and CEO Dennis Nelson. “We are excited to show how Project WET’s water education mission is impacting individuals and organizations around the world.”

To be awarded the GuideStar Platinum level, Project WET had to choose and report on quantifiable metrics as well as complete every other required field in its Guidestar profile: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/20-0281441

“Reporting at the Platinum level will help us show progress and results as well as demonstrate programmatic growth,” Nelson said. “We’re excited that millions of people will be able to see this information through GuideStar’s powerful database and network. We understand that donors have many choices when it comes to giving funds to support important causes, and we want everyone to know that Project WET uses all donations and sponsorships wisely.”

About the Project WET Foundation: About the Project WET Foundation: Since 1984, the Project WET Foundation has been dedicated to reaching children, parents, teachers and community members with action-oriented water education to enable every child to understand and value water, ensuring a sustainable future. Project WET ("WET" stands for "Water Education for Teachers") is active in all 50 U.S. states and more than 70 countries worldwide.

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.

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