East Bay SPCA Has Reached the GuideStar Exchange Silver Participation Level as a Demonstration of its Commitment to Transparency

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As Americans gear up to donate generously this holiday season, smart donors look for the GuideStar seal.

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As a local, independent nonprofit organization that receives no funding from any national organization or government entity, it’s important that our supporters know that their donations are being managed properly.

The East Bay SPCA today received the GuideStar Exchange Silver participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates East Bay SPCA’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

"We work hard to uphold our long-held belief in being transparent to our constituents," said Grace Reddy, CFRE, East Bay SPCA’s Vice President of Development." As a GuideStar Exchange participant, we are able to use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about the organization with our supporters and GuideStar's immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media."

In order to be awarded the GuideStar Exchange logo, East Bay SPCA had to submit detailed information about finances including revenue and expenses, the Board of Directors, program objectives and much more. The application process for Silver level of participation can be viewed online at http://www.guidestar.org

"I encourage you to review our GuideStar profile. We are proud of our transparency and the high emphasis that we place on accountability. As a local, independent nonprofit organization that receives no funding from any national organization or government entity, it’s important that our supporters know that their donations are being managed properly. In an age when many charities are facing increased scrutiny for their actions, particularly some of the larger, national animal welfare organizations, we consider ourselves a model of fiscal responsibility,” added Ms. Reddy. "GuideStar allows us to share the exciting initiatives that we’re implementing, and we’re thrilled to have such a platform for communicating our advancement and progress."

About the GuideStar Exchange
The GuideStar Exchange is an initiative designed to connect nonprofits with current and potential supporters. With millions of people coming to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations, the GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with GuideStar's many audiences. Becoming a GuideStar Exchange participant is free of charge. To join, organizations need to update their report pages, completing all required fields for participation. The GuideStar Exchange level logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all Exchange participants' nonprofit reports.

About the East Bay SPCA
The East Bay SPCA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Our mission is to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. We operate adoption centers in Oakland and Dublin; offer training classes, humane education programs and spay/neuter centers in both locations; and a full-service veterinary clinic in Oakland. Founded in 1874, The East Bay SPCA is one of the nation’s oldest humane organizations and receives no funding from any national organizations. http://www.eastbayspca.org

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