New Path receives accolades

TIPP CITY — The New Path Inc., the outreach ministry of Ginghamsburg Church, recently earned the 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 progress The New Path, Inc. is making towards its mission; the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation like overhead ratios.

“In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” said Executive Director William Lutz, “we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar’s immense online audience, which includes donors, grant makers, our peers and the media.”

To reach the Platinum level, The New Path, Inc. 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 towards its mission. By taking the time to present this information, The New Path, Inc. has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate The New Path, Inc.

“I encourage everyone to visit our profile on GuideStar to see what we are all about,” added William Lutz. “We are thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives on a global scale.”

Through over a dozen specialized ministry areas, The New Path, Inc. served nearly 59,000 individuals in Miami and Montgomery counties in 2015, most notably through two food panties, GED classes, a medical equipment ministry and by providing cars to households that limited access to transportation. The New Path, Inc. was founded as the outreach ministry arm of Ginghamsburg Church in 2000 and is a federally recognized public charity.

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