Rotary International District 5340 has officially earned the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency. According to Guidestar, Rotary District 5340 is the first Rotary district across the globe to achieve this recognition.
Guidestar is the world's largest source of nonprofit information, and the platinum seal is the highest level of recognition offered. 
By sharing metrics that highlight progress that Rotary District 5340 is making, the organization is helping Rotary members, corporate partners, and donors better understand the finances of the District, and how it strives to support clubs making a difference in the community. 

"This is a terrific achievement, and is in line with our long-held goal of being completely transparent across District 5340,” said Scott Carr, District Governor for 2017-18. “We are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and easily-accessible platform. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with Rotarians as well as our supporters, which includes donors, grantmakers, community partners, and the media."
To earn the Platinum seal, Rotary District 5340 added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. In addition to basic contact and organizational information, the District provided:
  • 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, Rotary District 5340 has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving Rotarians, partners, donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate the District's impact in the local and global community.
“We’re thrilled to become the first Rotary district to achieve this level of transparency," Carr added, "and look forward to communicating our District's accomplishments and initiatives on a global scale."