East Bay SPCA Reaches GuideStar Exchange’s Gold Participation Level

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Guidestar Gold Level Certification logo

The East Bay SPCA has received Guidestar Gold level certification

"Donors need to make choices on which organizations to support, and we’re thrilled our GuideStar profile offers a third-party platform to validate how we’ve advanced on our goals," said Grace Reddy, CFRE, the East Bay SPCA’s Vice President of Development.

The East Bay SPCA has received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., demonstrating the East Bay SPCA’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

"Donors need to make choices on which organizations to support, and we’re thrilled our GuideStar profile offers a third-party platform to validate how we’ve advanced on our goals," said Grace Reddy, CFRE, the East Bay SPCA’s Vice President of Development. "Last year we achieved GuideStar’s Silver level certification and this year we were determined to go all the way to the Gold level. This validates our transparent reporting practices to our constituents,"

The GuideStar profile shares a wealth of up-to-date information about the organization to supporters, grant makers, individual donors, and the media. In order to be awarded the GuideStar Exchange Gold logo, the East Bay SPCA had to submit detailed information about revenue and expenses, staff, the board of directors, program initiatives and achievements.

“As a local, independent nonprofit organization that receives no funding from any national organization or government entity, it’s important that our supporters know their donations are managed properly,” said Ms. Reddy. “In an age when many charities face increased scrutiny for their actions, particularly some of the larger, national animal welfare organizations, we consider ourselves a model of fiscal responsibility.”

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 run 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 or government agencies. http://www.eastbayspca.org

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