**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
March 3, 2022
St. Paul, Minnesota
180 Degrees recently received Charities Review Council’s Meets Standards® seal, a visual marker on nonprofit strength. Nonprofit organizations, such as 180 Degrees, earn the Meets Standards® seal by voluntarily participating in Charities Review Council’s Accountability Wizard® review process. The only web-based product of its kind, the Accountability Wizard® is a time-tested tool, elevated by nationally recognized capacity building practitioners and philanthropic thought leaders.
"The Charities Review Council provided us with a thoughtful process to develop policies that provide transparency to donors as well as the general public," said CEO/President Dan Pfarr.
The Accountability Wizard® is based on Charities Review Council’s 25 Accountability Standards®, a balance of nonprofit sector promising practices, public expectations, and legal requirements, representing the shared expectations between donors and nonprofits. The review process examined four key areas: Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity, and Fundraising. As a result, 180 Degrees has aligned its practices, policies and procedures to widely accepted standards of accountability, leading them to greater strength, efficacy and to the achievement of the Meets Standards® seal.
180 Degrees' full review report is available online at www.smartgivers.org, and will also be listed in Charities Review Council’s bi-annual Smart Giver Newsletter.
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