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GuideStar announces the acquisition of two innovative startups


I’m excited to report about GuideStar’s acquisition of two innovative nonprofit organizations. Read more about the acquisition here in our press release that was published today.

I want to focus my blog today on the people part about this news. Philanthropedia is led by the dynamic Deyan Vitanov and his two colleagues Erinn Andrews and Dawn Kwan. They’ve done a tremendous job building Philanthropedia into a creative and scalable method for unlocking the knowledge of content experts. Their thought partners have been co-founder and board chair Howard Bornstein and his colleagues.

Peter Dietz and Christine Egger have performed an equally impressive feat taking Social Actions from concept into a major force with 60 API partners in a few short years. You can read more about the process Social Actions went through to select GuideStar as its partners here on Peter’s blog.

I’m expecting the addition of these talented entrepreneurs to GuideStar’s equally talented team to create new sparks of creativity and innovation. Stay tuned for further amazing new developments!

Bob.jpgThe preceding is a guest post by Bob Ottenhoff,  Chief Executive of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. With an entrepreneurial spirit, strong technology focus, and a quest to make an impact in the world, Bob has the ability to take an organization and lead it into strong performance, sustainability, and industry leadership.

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