Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2020

Developmental Enrichment Centers Reaches GuideStar Platinum 

Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results

Developmental Enrichment Centers (DEC) has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress DEC  is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios. 

To reach the Platinum level, DEC added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: 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, DEC has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate DEC.

A Closer Look

DEC works closely with both the member and their guardian to identity appropriate annual life skill goals leading towards greater independence. Below are some statistics to show the rising percentage of achievement with both our Adult Program and our Childrens Program.

Average percent achievement in annual life skill goals for members served in the adult day program:

2016 57%
2017 55%
2018 60%
2019 72%

Average annual percent achievement in life skill goals for members served in the children’s after school and summer programs:

2016 54%
2017 66%
2018 85%
2019 67%

To find out more about DEC’s commitment to transparency through GuideStar, visit