About This Blog

Nonprofits are part of the very fabric of our culture, and every day, whether we know it or not, we are positively affected by a nonprofit. Whether it’s the health services we receive, or the schools our children attend, or community projects we participate in, the entertainment we appreciate, or the environment we enjoy, nonprofits are vital to our world.

Ranked the 16th most popular nonprofit blog by TopNonprofits.com, the GuideStar Blog is dedicated to providing conversation, information, and resources to nonprofit professionals and is dedicated to everyone who works for a nonprofit. It is by, for, and about you, the hard-working professionals that make up this powerful nonprofit sector, and the amazing people who choose to invest their time and resources into making nonprofits successful.

There is a little something for everyone here including:

  • Topics aimed at C-suite executives and senior leadership
  • Discussions about defining nonprofit impact and how nonprofits can better demonstrate theirs
  • Tips and tricks for becoming more efficient nonprofit organizations and professionals
  • News about nonprofits trends affecting the economy, policy, charitable giving, and more
  • Announcements of new awards, programs, products, services, and conferences
  • Exploration of themes around Money for Good, Overhead Myth, nonprofit social media, and more

Visit the GuideStar Blog because you care about the nonprofit sector; stay and read our posts because we’ve got the right content for you. We encourage you to leave a comment if you find something interesting, insightful, or just plain wrong.

We accept guest posts on a rolling basis. Blog posts should focus on tips, case studies, or other information that helps nonprofit professionals become more efficient and effective. All blog posts should cover topics that are of interest to nonprofit professionals – we have approximately 15K unique visits each month from nonprofit practitioners ranging from entry level to C-suite executives. The blog post should be short, informative in tone, and include links to helpful content and resources. The desired length is 300 words, but that’s not a hard and fast rule. Please check your submission for typos and grammatical clarity before submitting.  A list of our specific topic areas of interest is below. Cross-posts are welcome, but we must be able to link to the original post. Send an email to Courtney Cherico at courtney.cherico@guidestar.org with your contact information and a brief introduction to the topic your blog post would explore and how it fits into one of the themes above.

Upon accepting your submission, final blog posts (via Microsoft Word document), additional blog post images (.jpgs), author headshots (.jpgs), and author bios (via Microsoft Word document) are due to Courtney Cherico by close of business the day before scheduled publication. If this deadline is not met, all efforts will be made to re-schedule for a later publication date.

Once published, we also post a note to GuideStar’s Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages, reaching approximately 80K in the nonprofit sector.

Blog Topic Ideas

•Building Trust in Nonprofits and the Sector •Social Media, PR and/or Marketing Tips for Nonprofits •Charitable Giving Trends •Community Foundations •Giving Wisely •Nonprofit Accountability •Nonprofit Compensation •Nonprofits and the Economy •Nonprofit Effectiveness •Nonprofit Practice •Nonprofit Transparency

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