Photo of Lighthouse of Collier employees and Board President receiving Business of the Month Award
Photo of Lighthouse of Collier employees and Board President receiving Business of the Month Award

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Collier County Commissioners chose lighthouse of Collier, Inc. as the Collier County Business of the Month for June 2016.  The organization chosen shows that they have enhanced the community through financial, volunteer and active involvement in organizations and programs and has assisted in creating a better quality of life for all citizens in Collier County.  The award was presented at the June 14 2016 County Commission meeting.

Lighthouse of Collier Reaches GuideStar Platinum

Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results

Lighthouse of Collier 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 changes Lighthouse of Collier is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation like overhead ratios.

“In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” said Executive Director, Robin Goldstone Garcia, “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, grant makers, our peers and the media.”

To reach the Platinum level, Lighthouse of Collier 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, Lighthouse of Collier has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate Lighthouse of Collier.

“I encourage you to visit our profile on GuideStar, http://www2.guidestar.org/profile/27-0401702 , to see what we’re all about,” added Garcia. “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.”

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