ODS earns Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar
Written by: Nanci Sundel Posted on: February 1, 2023 Tagged: Candid Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transaparency ODS Community Special Needs Open Door Sports Blog: News
Open Door Sports Inc. has earned a 2023 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar.Candid is the organization created when the Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces. They “connect people who want to change the world with the resources they need to do it.”
Their Seal of Transparency is driven by the fact that every year millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, they connect nonprofits, foundations, and individuals to the resources they need to do good, building on 88 years of dedicated experience.
In order to qualify for the Platinum Seal, ODS had to also meet the requirements for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Seals of Transparency. The Gold Seal, achieved last year, addresses ODS financials, staff and leadership whereas the Platinum Seal addresses Strategy, Metrics and External Evaluations. As a small nonprofit, ODS is committed to transparency and, in particular, depicting how their financials point to good stewardship of the funds entrusted to them by their corporate, foundation and individual donors.