The Clubhouse Network Awarded GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency

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Platinum seal allows supporters to focus on progress and results.

GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2020Roxbury, MA–The Clubhouse Network has earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. By sharing metrics that highlight progress The Clubhouse Network 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,” said Gail Breslow, Executive Director, “we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar’s immense online audience, which includes donors, grant-makers, our peers, and the media.”

We can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar’s immense online audience.

To reach the Platinum level, The Clubhouse Network added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: in-depth financial and organizational 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 Clubhouse Network has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.

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 Screenshot of The Clubhouse Network’s GuideStar profile.

The metrics and results reported on GuideStar demonstrate The Clubhouse Network’s efforts in addressing systemic issues of racial and social inequality. In the next decades, 80%+ of jobs will require STEM skills. However, although African-Americans, Latina/os, and American Indians comprise 30% of the U.S. working-age population, they represent only 11% of the science and engineering workforce. Similar disparities face under-represented populations around the world. Numerous studies relate these discrepancies to persistent societal messages, unsupportive learning environments, and a lack of role models. The Clubhouse addresses these needs by providing a safe place for young people to explore their interests, develop skills, and establish healthy relationships with peers and adults. In 2019 The Clubhouse Network served more than 18,000 teens and engaged 1,000 adult volunteers as role models.

“I encourage you to visit our profile on GuideStar to learn more about our work,” added Breslow. “We’re thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s impact and initiatives on a global scale.”

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In February 2019, GuideStar joined forces with Foundation Center to form Candid, a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Today, GuideStar is a service of Candid. The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. The profiles are populated with information directly from nonprofits, the IRS, and other partners in the nonprofit sector. Candid 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 13 million people who visit 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, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good. To reach a given participation level, organizations must complete all required fields for that 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.