CHS Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency

Platinum Seal Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results

July 16, 2019 – Children’s Home Society of North Carolina (CHS) today earned a 2019 Platinum 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 CHS is making toward its mission to promote the right of every child to a permanent, safe, and loving family, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.

“In keeping with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly-visual manner,” said Kristen Brown Smalley, CHS Vice President of Philanthropy. “By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to earn a Platinum Seal, 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, grant makers, our peers, and the media.”

To reach the Platinum level, CHS added extensive information to its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile: 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, CHS has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.

“I encourage you to visit our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar to learn more about Children’s Home Society,” added Smalley. “We’re thrilled that our Platinum Seal of Transparency, and the associated benefits, help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives in support of our belief in children and families.”


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Since 1902, Children’s Home Society has been one of North Carolina’s leading resources ensuring that every child has a permanent, safe, and loving family.  CHS works with public social service agencies and many community partners to help parents create a safe, positive setting for children to grow and thrive, to preserve families, and when necessary, to provide children with a healthy family setting through foster care or adoption.  CHS is committed to our vision of being a leader in transforming families and communities so children can thrive. CHS staff and programs serve children and families in all 100 North Carolina counties each year. For more information, please visit