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Guidestar Platinum Transparency 2021

United Way of Southwest Alabama Earns a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by Candid, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress UWSWA is making toward its mission, Candid is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios. Everyone can see UWSWA’s strategy, metrics, and achievements. Check out our updated nonprofit profile on Candid at

“I congratulate the UWSWA team for its efforts to achieve this recognition; this includes our volunteers, Board of Trustee members and staff,” said President and CEO Jill Chenoweth. “We’re thrilled to have a Platinum Seal of Transparency. The associated benefits help us better communicate our exciting initiatives at a global scale. I encourage everyone to visit our profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about”.

To reach the Platinum level, UWSWA added extensive information to its GuideStar profile: 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, UWSWA has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.

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