Benevilla Achieves the GuideStar 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency

April 05, 2019

West Valley, AZ – Benevilla, the West Valley’s premier human services nonprofit, has achieved the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency for 2019, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., a leading source of nonprofit information. The platinum level demonstrates the deep commitment Benevilla has to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

“We continue to work very hard to publicly promote our progress with our mission and vision in our community,” said Joanne Thomson, Benevilla President and CEO. “It’s all about transparency. As a GuideStar participant, we share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and online following.”

The GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency is the highest level of recognition offered by the program. GuideStar Platinum encourages nonprofit organizations to share their progress and results in important new ways, moving way beyond simplistic financial ratios, to reflect the changes that organizations are making in the world.

Benevilla is proud to have earned a Platinum Seal to share our full and complete story with the world. To reach the highest level of transparency, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile: basic information about our missions, programs, leadership, etc.; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and vision, and the progress we are making toward our mission. Plus, we’ve provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use this data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good. Want to learn more about Benevilla? Check out our profile at

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