Raising A Reader MA Receives GuideStar Seal for Nonprofit Transparency

GuideStar Exchange SealBoston, MA:  Raising A Reader MA is pleased to announce that they are recent recipients of the GuideStar Exchange Seal, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. The Seal demonstrates to Raising A Reader MA’s vast donor base our 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 Executive Director, Donna DiFillippo. “As a GuideStar Exchange member, 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, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media.”

In order to be awarded the GuideStar Exchange Seal, Raising A Reader MA had to fill out every required field of our nonprofit report page on www.guidestar.org, including our annual report and three years of financial data.

“I encourage you to check out our profile on GuideStar or our parallel profile on The Boston Foundation’s Giving Common, to see what we’re all about,” added Gretchen Kinder, Director of Strategic Growth and Development. “We have expanded over the last year and are now serving nearly 10,000 young children and their families from Northern Berkshire County to Cape Cod. We are thrilled to have another platform for communicating this and other aspects of 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 member is free of charge. To join, organizations need to update their report pages, completing all required fields for membership. The GuideStar Exchange Seal, acknowledged as a symbol of transparency in the nonprofit sector, is displayed on all Exchange members’ report pages.

About Raising A Reader MA

Raising A Reader MA is an evidence-based early literacy program that seeks to close the academic achievement gap by helping families of young children develop, practice, and maintain habits of reading together at home. Our work, which both increases access to books and offers families tools and resources to strengthen the culture of reading at home, is driven by 25 years of research that shows the single most significant factor influencing a child’s academic success is being regularly read to by their parents and adult caregivers prior to entering school. Our mission is to end the cycle of low literacy by helping families across Massachusetts develop high-impact home reading routines that lay the groundwork for a lifetime of learning, success, and productive, responsible citizenship.

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News Contact: Gretchen Kinder, Director of Strategic Growth and Development, 617.292.BOOK (2665) or gretchen@raisingareaderma.org