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USA Water Polo Reaches GuideStar Platinum

March 6, 2018

Huntington Beach, CA – March 6 – USA Water Polo 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 USA Water Polo is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios. View the USA Water Polo GuideStar profile by clicking here.

"In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” said Stephanie Krogius, USA Water Polo Chief Membership & Advancement Officer, “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, grantmakers, our peers, and the media."

To reach the Platinum level, USA Water Polo 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, USA Water Polo has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate the national governing body for the sport of water polo in the United States.

Among the organization highlights as of late, USA Water Polo has had continued growth in membership from 42,415 in 2015 to 45,370 in 2017 in addition to sustained success on the international scene. The USA Women’s National Team are the current Olympic champions and only women’s program to win two Olympic titles in women's water polo.

The positive impact has been felt far and wide. Jim and Lia Kieckhafer, the parents of four USA Water Polo athletes, shared their thoughts on their experience:

Our family has been blessed to be a part of the USA Water Polo community for several years now, as we have four children that play water polo, from age 8 on up to 17. We could not be more pleased with the benefits and support that USA Water Polo has provided our family over the years. Our children continually receive the opportunity to work with high level coaches and mentors, that strive to enable them to be the best they can be, not only as athletes but as upstanding members of this community. USA Water Polo promotes the sport from the ground up and has provided our kids access to everything from excellent training programs to high level competitions across the United States and Internationally. Our children have chosen to build their lives around this incredible sport, and we are grateful to USA Water Polo for providing the platform to make their dreams a reality.

About USA Water Polo
USA Water Polo, Inc., is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our United States Olympic program as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters National Championships. With more than 45,000 members, USAWP also is the sanctioning authority for more than 500 member clubs and more than 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport throughout the U.S., fostering grass-roots expansion while providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches, and officials. For more information, visit

About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 8 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data. To reach a given participation level, organizations need to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar participation levels, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants' profiles in the GuideStar database.




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