National registry gives highest rating to Strength for Service
NASHVILLE, Tenn.––GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, has awarded a Gold Seal of Transparency to Strength for Service Inc.
Time magazine says, “GuideStar has grown into the nation's premier nonprofit database.”
The goal of the organization is “to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.”
Nonprofits may earn Bronze, Silver, or Gold Nonprofit Profile Seals of Transparency.
As of 2015, more than 119,000 organizations had claimed or updated their profiles. Some 32,340 of these organizations achieved the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Seals.
Strength for Service received the highest rating
"We have worked hard to be transparent about the manner in which we fulfill our mission to provide spiritual and inspirational literature for members of the armed services and first responders,” said Larry Coppock, acting executive director of corporation. “The GuideStar platform allows us to share up-to-date information about our work with 10 million annual visitors to the GuideStar website.”
“I encourage you to check out our profile on GuideStar to see what we're all about,” added SFS Board President L.W. Smith. “We are engaged in exciting initiatives, and we are thrilled to have another platform for communicating our advancement and progress.”
A staff of 70 professionals and a nonprofit advisory group operate a database that includes information on 2.4 million tax-exempt non-profit organizations.
Organizations which complete all fields of requested information may display the GuideStar logo. . By the end of 2015, 5,205 organizations had gained permission to display the logo.