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Positive Planet US Earns 2024 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency, Highlighting Commitment to Accountability in Empowering Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Updated: May 17

Positive Planet US, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting small business entrepreneurs from underserved communities, is proud to announce it has been awarded the coveted 2024 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency. This recognition signifies Positive Planet US' unwavering commitment to accountability and responsible stewardship of donor contributions.

"Earning the Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency is a strong validation of the standards we hold ourselves accountable to." said Subhalakshmi Duraiswamy, Executive Director at Positive Planet US. "This recognition underscores our dedication to operating with the highest levels of transparency and responsibility in aligning our strategic priorities with our mission. It allows us to build trust with our donors and supporters, knowing their contributions are used effectively to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs from underserved communities."

The Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency is among the most rigorous and independent nonprofit transparency assessments available.  It is awarded to organizations that complete the program's rigorous and detailed profiling of strategic priorities, focus on metrics (measuring impact), leadership diversity and equity strategies.  With only ~17,000 organizations out of 1.8 million nonprofits achieving this distinction, Positive Planet US demonstrates its commitment to:

  • Financial Accountability: Providing detailed financial information to ensure donors understand how their contributions are used.

  • Governance: Maintaining a strong and diverse board of directors who oversee the organization's mission and operations.

  • Programs and Services: Clearly outlining the organization's programs and their impact on the communities they serve.

Positive Planet US works tirelessly to provide crucial resources for women and BIPOC small business entrepreneurs, including access to funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities to achieve financial independence to create a positive impact in their communities. This support system is powered by a dedicated team of 100% volunteers who are passionate about empowering entrepreneurs and fostering a more inclusive business landscape. 

Since its founding, Positive Planet US has empowered over 1,300 aspiring entrepreneurs. Among these success stories are Charlotte Bowens, CEO of Conscious Gear, a brand promoting body positivity and environmental sustainability through size-inclusive outdoor gear, and Christine Matovich, founder of CommonTime, a virtual arts education platform breaking down barriers to artistic exploration.

Earning the Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency strengthens Positive Planet US' ability to secure funding and expand its reach. With increased support, the organization can empower even more aspiring entrepreneurs and cultivate a more inclusive and thriving small business landscape.

Learn more about Positive Planet US' mission and impact on their website. Consider making a donation to support their vital work.

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