YMCA Demonstrates Commitment to Transparency and Receives GuideStar Exchange Gold Participation Level

The YMCA of Austin receives GuideStar Exchange Gold Participation level, exhibiting their commitment to transparency. The YMCA of Austin is among the top 10,000 viewed organizations on GuideStar.com. Only 3,463 nonprofits hold this distinction.

Austin, TX, June 26, 2014 --(PR.com)-- YMCA of Austin received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates the YMCA of Austin’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

“We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, to our constituents,” said Associate Development Director for the YMCA of Austin Megan Arnold. “As a GuideStar Exchange participant, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and GuideStar’s immense online audience of nonprofits, grant makers, individual donors and the media.”

In order to be awarded the GuideStar Exchange Gold level, the YMCA of Austin had to complete all required fields of the nonprofit report page on www.guidestar.org, including the Charting Impact questions which show the long-term vision for the organization.

The YMCA of Austin is among the elite top 10,000 viewed organizations on GuideStar.org out of the 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. The Gold level puts the Y in company with only 3,463 other nonprofits that hold this distinction, showing the organization’s strongest commitment to transparency.

“I encourage you to check out our profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about,” said Arnold. “We are engaged in exciting initiatives, and we are thrilled to fully-utilize this platform for communicating our advancement and progress.”

About the GuideStar Exchange

The GuideStar Exchange is an initiative designed to connect nonprofits with current and potential supporters. With millions of people coming to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations, the GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with GuideStar’s many audiences. Becoming a GuideStar Exchange participant is free of charge. To join, organizations need to update their report pages, completing all required fields for participation. The GuideStar Exchange, level logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all Exchange participants’ nonprofit reports.

About the YMCA of Austin

The YMCA of Austin is a nonprofit organization that has served the Austin community since 1953, providing health and wellness, aquatics, youth sports, day camp, childcare, youth leadership, senior services and family enrichment opportunities for more than 64,000 members and 60,000 program participants. More information on the YMCA of Austin is available at AustinYMCA.org.
YMCA of Austin
Leilani Perry
512-322-9622 ext. 137