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July 23, 2018

Hawk Mountain Receives Highest GuideStar Ranking

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary recently earned a Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world's largest source of nonprofit information.

The Sanctuary received this top distinction due in part to sharing metrics that highlight progress toward its mission. To reach the Platinum level, Hawk Mountain added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar.com, offering contact, organizational, and financial information, as well as details about goals, strategies, and mission results.

By taking the time to provide this information, Hawk Mountain has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and supporters meaningful data to evaluate. These metrics show that the organization is focused on ethical practices and a solid relationship with its donors and supporters.

"It is important that our donors understand that we are using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission of conservation and education," said Hawk Mountain President Sean Grace. "We are proud of what we do at the Sanctuary, and we want to ensure our supporters that we do it well and with utmost financial responsibility."

"This highlights what we already know: Hawk Mountain is a wise investment of your conservation dollars."

About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles

The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 8 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data. To reach a given participation level, organizations need to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar participation levels, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants' profiles in the GuideStar database.

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