2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency

Get a Platinum Seal

Summary

  1. Share your organization’s goals and strategies.
  2. Provide metrics to show your impact.

Step 1

Use your annual report or prior grant applications to quickly share your organization’s goals and strategies

Show donors you’re a well-matched grantee. Potential donors rely on your self-reported information to ensure your organization is a good fit for their funding priorities.

Simply upload your organization’s most recent Strategic Plan in the Additional Documents section to share this information with funders. Don’t have a strategic plan? Leverage the goals, strategies, and progress information you already have in your annual report, board briefings, or prior grant applications.

Step 2

Give potential donors the full picture; show them your impact to fast-track your funding

Now is your time to shine—show funders how you’re impacting your community. Although your metrics may differ, some frequently shared examples are:

  • Number of donors or volunteers
  • Total dollar amount of scholarships awarded
  • Area of land (in hectares) under sustainable cultivation
  • Number of animals rehabilitated

Pro tip: You can lift this from the mission-related metrics you provide to your Board.

At least one recent metric is required to earn a Platinum Seal.

Hit Publish to make your edits live and achieve Platinum status. Check out a sample Platinum level profile.

Show off your accomplishment by sharing your Platinum Seal status in your organization's emails and newsletters. Use this sample copy as a guide:

Our organization earned a 2024 Platinum Seal of Transparency! Now, everyone can see our strategy, metrics, and achievements. Check out our updated #NonprofitProfile on Candid: [insert URL to your Nonprofit Profile] .

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