Bozeman, Mont. — The Project WET Foundation has 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 progress Project WET is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation.
“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. By taking the time to provide this information, Project WET has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.
“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," Nelson said.
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