ABR Earns Highest Level of Organizational Transparency Recognition
By John A. Kaufman, MD, ABR Secretary-Treasurer; and David J. Laszakovits, MBA, ABR Director of Communications
The ABR Board of Governors is steadfast in its commitment to responsibly manage all financial aspects of the business to effectively meet the organization’s mission. This commitment includes an independent third-party annual financial audit and making our Form 990 and financial statements public.
Each October, we post on our website the most recent financial statements for the ABR and the ABR Foundation. Current postings include the 2021 990 forms and statements of financial standing for the year ending December 31, 2021.
Additionally, since 2017, the ABR has earned GuideStar’s Platinum status, the highest level of organizational transparency recognition. GuideStar specializes in reporting on nonprofit organizations in the United States and offers four seals to represent an organization’s level of transparency. As of April 2021, more than 78,000 nonprofits had one of these seals, which range from Bronze to Platinum. Only 15% of those have achieved Platinum status.
In addition to financial information, the Candid/GuideStar website provides an overview of our programs as well as data on the number of participants engaged in those programs, the number of ABR volunteers, and the total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization for each year from 2017 to 2022. You can also read about the ABR’s key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress on the ABR’s GuideStar profile.