Goodwill Industries of Arkansas has Reached the GuideStar Gold Level Profile as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency

Little Rock — Goodwill Industries of Arkansas recently achieved the Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations and a leader in advancing transparency in the nonprofit sector. This level demonstrates Goodwill’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

"We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, to our constituents," said Brian Itzkowitz, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. "As a GuideStar Gold participant, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and to GuideStar's immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, elected officials, and the media."

"I encourage you to visit our website to see the breadth of our initiatives that are changing the lives of Arkansans through our education, training and employment services.”

For more information, visit GoodwillAR.org.

About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar invites nonprofits to update their profiles at no cost to the organizations. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the millions of people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations and the more than 120 sites and applications that use GuideStar data. To earn a logo, an organization needs to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants' profiles in the GuideStar database.

About Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the mission of changing lives through education, training and employment. Revenue generated through the sale of reusable donated goods at Goodwill retail stores is used to create jobs and fund these critical training programs for Arkansans. Last year, Goodwill offered 224,000 services to over 27,800 individuals in Arkansas. Information may also be found at GoodwillAR.org.

CONTACT
Leslie Heizman
(501) 372-5100 x1191
(501) 773-7095 cell
lheizman@goodwillar.org

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