The Venice Institute for Performing Arts (VIPA) announces that it has earned the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

By sharing metrics that highlight the progress VIPA is making toward its mission to sustain the local arts community through innovative educational programs and inspire the community with first-class entertainment, the Institute is providing a wealth of up-to-date knowledge for its supporters.

GuideStar is an information service similar to Wikipedia that specializes in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. The company has a mission to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving, with a vision for a nonprofit sector strong enough to tackle the great challenges of our time.

GuideStar lists all 501(c)(3) nonprofits that have ever registered with the IRS, making it the largest database in the world for nonprofit organizations. There are currently 2.7 million nonprofits in the GuideStar database, and thanks to its new Platinum Seal, the Institute is now ranked among the top 0.05 percent.

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