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Operation: Job Ready Veterans Achieves GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency
Indianapolis, IN (May 4, 2021) – Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) has earned the 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. By sharing metrics that highlight progress OJRV is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
“As an organization, we are excited to continue to place a high emphasis on transparency and communication with the public,” said OJRV Executive Director Gene Anderson. “We seek to demonstrate our dedication to reaching clients and potential donors and volunteers in the most effective ways possible, and GuideStar plays a key role in that effort. Through our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile, we are able to reach a worldwide audience—with more than 13 million people visiting GuideStar.org annually—with our work and mission: bridging life’s transitional gaps for veterans, service members, and military families.”
This is the second year OJRV has been awarded GuideStar’s highest seal. To reach the Platinum level, OJRV added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. By providing this information, OJRV has demonstrated its commitment to being transparent and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate its impact.
OJRV has a solid history of successfully supporting veterans, service members, and military families through periods of transition, economic difficulty, underemployment, and unemployment. Continuously gathering data, analyzing client feedback, and tracking that information using Salesforce, the organization places a high priority on using these metrics to inform decision-making. OJRV constantly seeks to employ best practices in its work with clients—best practices guided by its mission as well as the most current data points available.
To learn more about OJRV, visit its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar.
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About Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV)
Operation: Job Ready Veterans is a Midwest-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing veterans, service members, and military family members for entry into the workforce. OJRV focuses on transition, job readiness, and career placement, providing employment readiness training and specialized job placement to personnel from all military branches, service eras, and ability levels. The nonprofit’s mission is to bridge life’s transitional gaps for veterans, service members, and their families by empowering them to meet their individual education, employment, and career goals.
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