The Fuller Center for Housing, which had been among the small percentage of U.S. nonprofits to achieve Gold-level certification for transparency from GuideStar, is now rated Platinum — the charity evaluator’s highest certification.
The Fuller Center also meets all 20 standards required to be included in the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, which evaluates charities based upon governance, results reporting, finances, fundraising, appeal accuracy and other issues. GuideStar is focused exclusively on encouraging as much transparency as possible from nonprofits so that donors can make wise giving choices.
“The Fuller Center is able to do what we do because people of goodwill entrust us with the money to do it,” Fuller Center President David Snell said today. “We are basically the vehicle they choose to do good works. The key to our relationship is trust and the key to trust is transparency. Being awarded Guidestar’s Platinum rating shows our commitment to being open and honest about the work we do, the way we spend entrusted funds and the families we house.”