Director of Animal Shelter
Posted December 03, 2019 at 02:24 PM Under "Strategic & Operational Planning"
How Transparent are you?

How transparent are you on your website? Do you post financials as well as animal numbers? I would love you to share your website if you can. We are a private non-profit with no government contract and are looking for the same. Thank you!

  • December 06, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    If you haven't already, be sure to claim your profile at . Their process walks you through a lot of information in a logical flow that demonstrates transparency. With each level, you earn seals that can be displayed on your own site and the graphic links back to your guidestar profile. That way, anyone who is particularly interested in that information and level of detail can see it all in one place and in a consistent format.

  • December 05, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    My local shelter adds information in the footer of their website:

    The 'Seal of Transparency' links to their GuideStar page -
    I did notice that as a visitor, I can only see the GuideStar information once before GuideStar wants me to create an account face with-rolling-eyes

    They also include a link to their annual report -

    Hope this helps give you some ideas!

    • December 06, 2019 at 05:04 PM

      It does! Thank you very much!

  • December 04, 2019 at 09:52 AM

    We post the public inspection copy of our 990 tax return and an annual report that does include animal numbers. We are considering how to include more informaton but we are part of the Shelter Animal Counts and the Best Friends Dashboard so people can see our "save" rate on that website. We are also on Guidestar with financial information. Our website is