FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Navy SEAL Museum Earns Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Seal of Transparency
Fort Pierce, Fla. – June 7, 2021 – The National Navy SEAL Museum has just earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency. This is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s leading source of nonprofit information.
“In compliance with our fundamental commitment to operating transparently in our work,” said Rick Kaiser, Navy SEAL Museum Chief Operating Officer, “we are pleased to share these results in a highly visible manner. Updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level has given us the ability to easily share a wealth of current organizational metrics with our supporters–and we can convey these metrics with GuideStar’s broad online audience, including grantmakers, donors, our colleagues, and the media.”
To reach this desired Platinum level, the Museum added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Beyond basic contact and organizational information, in-depth financial information; qualitative information about strategies, goals, and capabilities; and quantitative information about progress and results toward its mission were required. In committing the time to this process, the Museum has demonstrated its dedication to transparency, thereby giving donors meaningful data to evaluate the Museum and its mission.
“By sharing metrics that highlight progress the Navy SEAL Museum is making toward its mission, we are giving our donors the ability to see much more in depth than by simplistic methods of typical nonprofit evaluation,” added Kaiser. “I encourage all of our supporters to visit our profile on GuideStar to better understand our mission and makeup. We are grateful that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile helps us better communicate the Museum’s important initiatives at a global scale.”
About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 8 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data. To reach a given participation level, organizations need to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar participation levels, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.
About The Navy SEAL Museum
The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs and their predecessors. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Museum resides on the training grounds of the original Navy combat divers, the Frogmen. Built to honor the men who served with fortitude and ingenuity, the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum first opened its doors on Veterans Day in 1985. From humble beginnings, the facility has experienced tremendous growth, achieving national stature in 2007. The main objective of the Museum remains the promotion of public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs through interactive exhibits, while honoring the fallen at the SEAL Memorial and caring for those warriors’ families through Trident House Charities.
The Navy SEAL Museum
For further information, contact:
Phone: (772) 595-5845 x 216
Mail to: Elaine@navysealmuseum.org
Phone: (913) 244-4782
Mail to: Rolf@navysealmuseum.org
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