I am excited to share that Reach Out and Read has now reached Platinum Level, the highest possible rating, on GuideStar. As you may know, GuideStar is an online database of nonprofit organizations that is frequently used by funders and potential partners to research nonprofits and make funding decisions.
In addition, a variety of other philanthropic databases pull information about nonprofits directly from GuideStar–so it is important that a nonprofit have a GuideStar Profile that is complete and up to date. After a bit of work over the past few months, we were able to earn a Platinum Level Rating, a distinction only earned by 1% of the 1.8 million nonprofits in Guidestar.
In order to reach this level, we are required to report quantitative metrics that demonstrate the progress we are making towards our mission, thus showing partners and funders that we are intentional about measurement and maximizing our work.
This rating is a true reflection on the work that our Board, staff, and network have done over the past year.
Thank you all for your tremendous
support and leadership.
Chief Executive Officer
Reach Out and Read