New River Conservancy (NRC) has announced it has received Candid’s coveted Platinum Seal of Transparency, previously recognized as GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. Candid is the world’s largest source of nonprofit data and this designation demonstrates that NRC is an organization focused on measuring our progress and results in order to provide current and potential funders accurate and detailed information. The designation is only awarded to charities illustrating the highest level of responsible fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
“It is with great pride that we accept Candid’s Platinum Seal this year,” said NRC Executive Director, Elizabeth Underwood. “Our Board of Directors and staff consistently work to maintain a transparent and efficient organization while ensuring the highest possible portion of NRC’s budget is directed to protecting the New River Watershed and all its inhabitants.”
Established in 1991 as the Committee to Save the New River, NRC now serves the 20 counties in the New River Watershed in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. As a knowledgeable, grateful and passionate protector, NRC uses land preservation strategies and science-based restoration programs to protect this irreplaceable national treasure that connects us and feeds us— mind, body, and soul.
NRC Board President, Dr. Catherine Cotrupi, added, “Candid’s Platinum designation is reflective of NRC’s success in attaining full financial transparency. This seal is vital for financially trustworthy and responsible non-profits. This designation enhances our ability to fulfill our mission “to protect the waters, woodlands and wildlife of the New River Watershed.” In today’s ever-changing philanthropic environment, donors seek transparency and accountability from the organizations they choose to support. The Candid’s Platinum Seal of Transparency reconfirms that NRC is worthy of its donors’ confidence and generosity. You may view the Candid profile for New River Conservancy at Guidestar
NRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, please visit their website at www.newriverconservancy.org or contact Lisa Stansell – Galitz at 304-661-0947.