Methodist Children’s Home (MCH) earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
Very few nonprofits listed on GuideStar achieve the Platinum level and this is the first Platinum designation for MCH after several years as a Gold Seal organization, noted MCH President and CEO Trey Oakley. To earn the Platinum Seal of Transparency, MCH added comprehensive material to its nonprofit profile on GuideStar – qualitative information about goals and strategies and qualitative evidence about results and progress toward its mission.
“As an organization we have intentionally enhanced our ability to achieve this Platinum status by building on steps in our strategic plan to expand internal assessments and outcome measurements,” Oakley said. “When a third party such as GuideStar acknowledges our level of transparency it is a vote of confidence that we are moving in a good direction with our ministry.”
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“Sound stewardship and transparency are essential tenets of Methodist Children’s Home as we work to equip children, youth and families to flourish,” Oakley said. “Receiving the Platinum Seal of Transparency designation from GuideStar shows we are committed to integrity as a top-rated nonprofit organization through the way we share our goals, strategies, capabilities, and outcomes.
“This designation is yet another way our faithful supporters and the public can be assured MCH is worthy of their investment of time, talent and treasure,” he added.
MCH is also rated as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, the highest rating available from the nation’s largest charity evaluator. MCH is accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA), an independent, nonprofit accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral healthcare and social service organizations in the United States and Canada.