Wayside just earned the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. This Platinum Seal of Transparency is another way for Wayside to show supporters that we are dedicated to our role as stewards for the resources you entrust to us. While we evaluate and account for how resources are used and regularly communicate the impact they have, we are not satisfied with simplistic financial ratios as comprehensive measures of progress. We are committed to high standards of program evaluation and willingness to make changes. We want all our supporters to know that their investments make them part of programs with proven impact. That they can trust us to acknowledge when programs don’t have sufficient impact and to use those findings as opportunities for learning and evolving. Everything Wayside does is in partnership, and effectively partnering with and supporting other community organizations is also central to how we evaluate impact.

To learn more about what you are helping to make possible, check out Wayside’s 2017 Annual Impact Report.