The Silver Seal of Transparency focuses on financial data. To earn the Silver Seal, you must also complete the Bronze Seal requirements.

Access The Silver Section

  1. Sign in to guidestar.org or register.
  2. Click Update Nonprofit Profile at the top of the home page.
  3. Click on the "Actions" button then click on Edit. 
  4. Choose Silver on the left-side of the page.
  5. Select a category from the drop down list to update that section.
  6. Fill out data fields with a red asterisk next to them to complete the Silver section.

Two Ways You Can Earn A Silver Seal

Upload an audited financial statement (not a Form 990), The audited financial statement must be from within the past two years (2018 or 2018). 

OR, if you do not have an audited financial statement, you can... 

Manually fill in Fiscal Year, Revenue Expenses, Expenses, and Assets & Liabilities. Financial information must be from within the past two years (2017 or 2018).

Silver Fields

  • Financial Documents - Upload your latest audited financial statement.
  • Fiscal Year - What is the date range for the fiscal year covered in this section?
  • Revenue - What is your organization's revenue?
  • Expenses - What are your organization's expenses?
  • Assets & Liabilities - What are your organization's assets and liabilities?
  • Funding Sources (Optional) - What are the three main sources of funding that support your organization, and what is the amount received from each source?
  • Once you have completed the Silver Level, make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save. Once you have completed your updates, make sure to publish the changes so that they will appear on your organization's GuideStar profile page. Updates will appear on your Nonprofit Profile within 24 hours after publishing. 
  • Updates made to your Nonprofit Profile do not automatically sync with our partner sites. Most updates appear on our partner sites within 24-72 hours. Updates are only sent to AmazonSmile on a monthly basis, typically around the 22nd of each month. Once AmazonSmile receives the updates, it can take them one to two weeks to update the information on their site.

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