Oxford Film Festival today earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Oxford Film Festival is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
"In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” said Melanie Addington, Executive Director of Oxford Film Festival, “we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar's immense online audience, which includes donors, grantmakers, our peers, and the media. As we are in the beginning of our fundraising efforts for 2018, this is an important time for the platinum seal to be received."
To reach the Platinum level, Oxford Film Festival added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, Oxford Film Festival has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate the festival.
"I encourage you to visit our profile on GuideStar to see what we're all about," added Addington. “We’re thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives at a global scale."
Oxford Film Festival’s GuideStar link is available at: http://oxfordfilmfest.com/sponsor/