ForcesUnited Reaches GuideStar Platinum

ForcesUnited 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, ForcesUnited is making great strides 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 ForcesUnited President and CEO Kim Elle. “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.” To reach the Platinum level, ForcesUnited 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, ForcesUnited has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to give donors and investors meaningful data to evaluate ForcesUnited.

“I encourage you to visit our profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about,” added Elle. “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.”

Giving Your Best: Don Clark

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)– Don Clark is a retired Army veteran. You may know him as the Deputy Director at Forces United, but he’s also a community leader, philanthropist, and family man.

Don serves on several local boards, volunteers his time, and is a mentor for the Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy… and that’s why Don Clark is our winner of the Giving Your Best award.

“In the Army, we were always taught to be selfless and otherwise, but you don’t always make the direct connection with the communities that you serve in, cause you’re only there for a limited period of time.”

But that limited period of time never seemed to stop Don from making an impact where he was planted. Throughout his two decades in the military, he coached youth sports teams, was a Boy Scout leader, and volunteered not just in the United States, but in Germany, Kuwait and Afghanistan.