The Foundation for Self Leadership just earned the Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, one of the largest sources of information about nonprofits.

A Gold Seal puts the Foundation in the top 0.5% of nonprofits globally for transparency and accountability. Read the report at

Such an outcome underscores that the operational team makes an ongoing effort to inform the public about how resources are secured and allocated, the mission is pursued and the results measured. In return, would-be supporters can see for themselves that the organization operates within the highest professional standards. "" As partners in our ambitious mission, volunteers and donors must be able to trust the Foundation, said Barbara Perkins, MA, Senior Associate Director for Development and Communications. "This recognition from GuideStar is one indication that trust is well-placed."

GuideStar, whose mission is to “connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it,” has established itself with grant-makers as a quick and reliable source of information about nonprofits. Third-party validation, such as this, strengthens the Foundation's case as we move forward in funding key projects, especially IFS research.