The Ireland Funds America Reaches GuideStar Platinum Status
Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results
The Ireland Funds America has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile 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 The Ireland Funds America is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
“In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, we are excited to be recognized by Guidestar with its highest recognition,” said Kieran McLoughlin, Worldwide President & CEO of The Ireland Funds. “By achieving the Platinum level, we can better communicate our organization’s impact for the island of Ireland and beyond.”
According to Guidestar, to reach the Platinum level, The Ireland Funds America added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on the GuideStar platform: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, The Ireland Funds America has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate The Ireland Funds America.
The Ireland Funds America’s profile on Guidestar can be found at https://www.guidestar.org/profile/25-1306992
About The Ireland Funds
The Ireland Funds is a global philanthropic network established in 1976 to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland,
and Irish-related causes around the world. With chapters in 12 countries, The Ireland Funds has raised over $550 million for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefitting more than 3,000 different organizations.
About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 8 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data. To reach a given participation level, organizations need to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar participation levels, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.