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Maximizing Your Nonprofit’s Impact on Facebook

Building a Successful Anniversary Campaign with a Readiness Checklist

Goals: The Hidden Professional Development Tool

Six Questions to Improve Your Negotiating Skills

How Cloud Computing Can Benefit Nonprofit Teams

This 2002 Policy Is Still Affecting Nonprofits

How to Keep Your Donors Giving Year After Year: Seven Revealing Factors You Need to Know

Market Your Impact

We’ve Changed the Way We Collect and Share Demographic Data!

Where to Begin: Candid Resources to Help You Support the Causes You Care About

California Hospitals Halved Charity Care Spending Following ACA

Do Tech Tools Really Help? (Spoiler Alert: Yes. Like These Free Resources for Nonprofits)

How Foundations Can Leverage Digital Storytelling to Increase Their Impact

Does the Nonprofit Sector Need Fundraising Physical Therapy?

U.S. Community Foundation Asset Growth Stalls While DAF Giving Outpaces Trends

Building a 21st-Century Fundraising Strategy: A Quick Guide

How Schools Can Attract and Retain Parent Volunteers

How Social Intrapreneurs Influence Organizations

Tips for Creating Your Nonprofit's Value Proposition

Congratulations to the Winners of the Nonprofit Summer Sprint

Six Things Your Board Needs to Know about Fundraising

Changing the Way Candid Serves You

How to Prepare for Preparing Your 990

Will Your Capital Campaign Cannibalize Your Annual Fund?

Grantmaking for Human Rights Efforts Totaled $2.8 Billion in 2016

Gaining a Say: Lifting Up Philanthropy’s Unheard Voices

Where Have all the Donors Gone?

4 Steps to Launching a Team of Passionate Messengers

Electronic Filing of Nonprofit Tax Returns Signed Into Law

Hospice Care for Nonprofits, Part 2: The Board’s Role

New Jersey Pushes Back against IRS Rollback of Donor Disclosure Requirements for Nonprofit Organizations

Soros, Koch Partner to Launch Foreign Policy Think Tank

Asking Questions as a Powerful Way to Learn

10 Reasons Being an Executive Director Is Still Awesome

Breaking #BadNonprofitHabits: Unrealistic Overhead Ratios

Hospice Care for Nonprofits: Diagnosis and Treatment

International Humanitarian Aid Totaled Nearly $29 Billion in 2018

Creating Your Nonprofit’s Future: Why Strategic Planning May Be the Most Important Thing Nonprofit Executive Directors Can Do

Donor Dollars Into Dividends: The Past, Present, and Future of Nonprofits Aiding the Private Sector

The Best Fundraising Consultants in the World

Design Your Fundraising for Older Eyes and See Your Revenue Rise

Charitable Giving Up 0.7 Percent in 2018, Giving USA Finds

The Offer in Fundraising Appeals, and Why We Should Take Our Cue from Commercial Marketing

Using Outcomes to Guide Your Nonprofit to Success

Six Ways to Share Your Seal of Transparency

Major Gifts = NO Copying & Pasting ... Ever!

Chicago Dance Ecosystem Report Highlights Gaps in Arts Sector Data

How Thinking Like LEGO Helps Boost Your Member Engagement

What’s Your Nonprofit Job Title—Chief Excrement Officer?

The Mycelium Model for capacity builders, professional associations, funders, and other support organizations

Donor Retention: 6 Ways to Create Lasting Relationships

Tidying Up Philanthropy

Why Corporate Volunteerism and VTO Are on the Rise

In Search of Peaceful Development

Why a Donor Gives Dramatically More

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: 10 Inspirational Fundraising Clichés

Design Therapy for the Purpose-Driven Organization

Report Outlines Solutions for Closing Racial Gaps, Advancing Equity

Can You Solicit the Same Donor 21 Times a Year with Success?

Make It Social: How Charities Can Use Their Channels for Impact

Is Your Advocacy Making a Difference?

6 Things You Can Do to Close the Gender Gap in the Nonprofit Sector

30% of U.S. Households Made Disaster-Related Donations in 2017 and 2018

How to Think Like a Capital Campaign Consultant

Maximize Your Time Connecting Offline

“Does This Board Member Spark Joy?” How to Tidy Your Organization Using the KonMari Method

Survey Finds College Students Divided Over Free Speech vs. Inclusivity

New Research on Women’s Foundations and Funds

The Value of Structured Professional Development

What Does It Takes to Be Happy at Work? FRIDA Tries to Answer through the Happiness Manifestx

Boost Your Fundraising by Centering Your Audience in Your Content and Engagement Strategy

Fundraising Lessons from Freddie Mercury & Queen

Three Tips to Help You File a More Complete Form 990-Series Return

The Donor Pyramid and Marketing Funnel Have Changed

The Soft Underbelly of Nonprofit Collaboration

Program Evaluation That Works

Connecting with Community Foundations: Your Partner Next Door

9 Ways to Engage and Motivate Your Board Members to Raise Money

To Take Notes in Meetings with Donors or Not …That Is the Question!

Replacing an Iconic Nonprofit Leader

The One Action Needed to be a Successful Fundraiser

Pay Attention to the Information Reported on Form 990—It Could Alert You to the Fact That Something Is Terribly Wrong

The Value of ROI Analysis in Technology Grant Writing

7 Essential Tips for Growing Your Nonprofit Meetup

6 Fundraising Questions to Ask Yourself Today

For the Benefit of All: How Our DEI Work Supports the Social Sector

Blogging and Email Marketing Are Like Peanut Butter and Jam: Better Together

IRS Tips for Form 990 Filers

Bridging the Nonprofit Knowledge Gap Together

Avoiding Burnout and Building a Positive Organizational Culture

Pulling Back the Veil: Top 5 Things Grantees and Funders Wish the Other Knew

Succession Planning: Leading by Sharing Power

The Importance of Video on Social Media

How About a Money-Back Guarantee for Donors?

So You Don’t Think Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Are Relevant to Your Mission

Reduce Payment Processing Costs and Build Your Sustaining Donor Roster

Is Your Fundraising Appeal Cluttered? That Won’t Do

How Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Affect Charitable Giving

Best Practices for Nonprofits Requesting Corporate Funding

The ROI of Research: 4 Questions Nonprofits Need to Answer (And Why Research Is Worth It)

New Research on Catholic Fundraising Foundations

The Benefits of Volunteer Tracking and Management

Inside the Mind of a Board Candidate: Seven Questions for Which You Need Ready Answers

How Your Donors Can Help You

What Organizations Need To Know About Leadership Transition

First Data Analysis of the Chicagoland Dance Sector Since 2002 Reveals Growth and Challenges

Giving Donors and Funders Context for Your Platinum Metrics

Reasons for Having—and NOT Having—a Capital Campaign

Finding the Right Nonprofit Employer or Volunteer Opportunity

2019 Seals of Transparency Are Here!

2019 Fundraising Trends—And How to Take Advantage of Them

How to Make the Most of Spring Break Volunteers

8 Tips to Enhance Your Fundraising and Donor Relationships

How Social Norms Affect Giving to Women’s and Girls’ Causes

The Iditarod of Capital Campaigns: Multi-Use Projects

Strategic Partnerships: An Avenue to Success

Candid In Your Community

5 Technology Tips for a Better Fundraising Strategy

3 Things You Should Not Do When Writing About Your Nonprofit

Looking at Nonprofits That Serve African Americans

GuideStar APIs Are Now Even Better

6 Year-Round Fundraising Ideas to Drive You to Success

1 of 40 Fundraising Questions That Demands an Answer

How Small and Medium Nonprofits Can Benefit from Using an Automated Dialer

Why Your Nonprofit Should Consider Holding a Charity Auction

The Impact of the Government Shutdown on the Flow of Nonprofit Data, Part 2

4 Strategies to Overcome Fear of Fundraising

How to Spot Cultural Fit in Nonprofit Leadership Candidates

Show Me the Love: Creative Ways to Steward Your Donors

What Are “Major Gifts”—and Where Do I Find Them?

How Funder Fragility Is Similar to White Fragility and What Funders Can Do about It

Retain More Online Donors with These 5 Fundraising Strategies

Bullet Lists Can Drain the Life from Your Fundraising—or Pump Up the Energy—Here's How

Data Is Not Wisdom

How We Became Candid and What It Means for You

Facing the Future Together

Why Smaller Donations Are One of 2019’s Biggest Online Fundraising Trends

Four Things Your Nonprofit’s Board of Directors Should Do to Start Out the New Year by Embracing Best Practices

Work Wonders by Redefining the Word “Fundraising” for Your Board

Staff Annual Fundraising Campaign? An Open Letter to Vu Le of Nonprofit AF

Why Nonprofit Staff Should Not Be Asked to Donate to the Organizations They Work For

Has the Flow of Nonprofit Data Been Affected by the Government Shutdown?

Announcing the 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies

Up the Ladder: Career Advancement for Grant Professionals

The GuideStar Blog Posts You Read Most in 2018

Can’t We All Just Disagree?

Do Capital Campaigns Hurt or Strengthen Major Gifts?

How Campaigns Hurt Major Gifts

The GuideStar Newsletter Articles You Read Most in 2018

Keeping It Ethical, Principle 14: The Power of Separation

Nonprofit Tech Solutions: A Guide to Ramping Up Donations

How Storytelling Can Help Your Nonprofit Grow Its Membership

When Asking Goes Wrong: A Case Study in Communication Failure

10 Measurable New Year’s Resolutions Your Nonprofit or Foundation Can Totally Achieve in 2019

New Research Shows Nonprofit Transparency Matters

8 Essential Practices for Capital Campaign Committees That Fuel Success

Your Group Isn’t Unique—and That’s a Good Thing

The Good and Evil Words of Fundraising

Underappreciated Elements of Nonprofit Disaster Preparedness Planning

2018 Was Another Wild Ride. Can We Unbuckle Our Seatbelts Yet?

Nonprofit Event Planning: 6 Web Tactics to Boost Engagement

Special Gratitude for Donors Who Give to Local Nonprofits

6 Tools to Launch Your Peer-to-Peer Campaign to Success

Is Microvolunteering Right for Your Nonprofit?

Cultivating a Culture of Philanthropy on Your Board

Grateful Givers: A Lesson from Dad

Saving the Planet, One NGO at a Time

Thoughtful Solutions for Reluctant Fundraising Board Members

That Coulda Gone Better: Three Fundraising Mistakes You Don't Have to Make

Learn Three Things from America’s Favorite Charities

Will Philanthropy Help End Poverty?

Navigating the Neutral Zone: What Happened During the In-Between Time in Our DEI Work

See What Thanking Donors Can Do for Your Fundraising

How to Use Community Engagement to Reach Qualified Volunteers

Our Default Organizational Decision-Making Model Is Flawed. Here’s an Awesome Alternative!

Why the Biggest Ask Might Not Be the Best Idea

3 Steps to Progressing in Your Nonprofit Career

2019: The Year for Nonprofits to Innovate

Are You Mindlessly Employing “Best Fundraising Practices?”

Gilded Giving 2018: Top-Heavy Philanthropy and Its Risks to the Independent Sector

Ready! Fire! Aim?

Showing Gratitude to Donors

Understanding Your Donors Is Crucial to Keeping Them

Building Successful Partnerships: How Nonprofits and Corporations Benefit

Is Your Year-End Fundraising a Sprint or Part of the Long Game?

4 Easy Steps to Develop a Social Media Content Strategy for Your Nonprofit

5 Best Practices to Strengthen Your Fundraising Cycle

Five Tips for Safe Charitable Giving This Holiday Season

Is Participating In #GivingTuesday Really Worth It For Nonprofits?

“Trick or Treat?” Who’s Knocking on Your Nonprofit’s Door Looking for Data?

The Digital Shift: Transitioning Out of Traditional Marketing

Top 6 Ways a Board Can Help Its CEO

Converting Volunteers to Donors: Missed Opportunity for Most Nonprofits

5 Key Ways to Make Sure Your Digital Marketing Campaign Pays Off

How to Use Peer-to-Peer Texting to Boost Your Nonprofit Campaign

Designing Printed Charity Newsletters and How to Get the Reader’s Attention

Capital Campaigns and Motivation: Lessons from Microsoft and Wikipedia

4 Instagram Post Ideas to Help Grow Awareness of Your Nonprofit

The Expert’s Guide to Nonprofit Fundraising Events

The Top Five Things You Need to Know for the 2018 Giving Season

The Fundraising Cheat Sheet for Board Members

7 Game-Changing Things Nonprofits Can Learn from For-Profits

CrowdRise by GoFundMe Announces $300,000 in Prizes for Nonprofits

The 3-Step Playbook to SEO Keyword Research

5 Strategies to Determine If Your Nonprofit Is Keeping Up

How to Sustain Nonprofit Relevancy and Fundraising Effectiveness

6 Things Members Actually Want from Your Nonprofit—But Probably Aren’t Telling You

7 Signs Your Nonprofit Organization Needs an ERP System

How Nonprofits Can Build Partnerships with Businesses

5 Techniques to Get More from Your Pledge Fundraising

Diversification—Not Just for Fundraising but for Social Media, Too

New Tools to Help Tell Your Nonprofit’s Financial Story

The Formula for Sustainable Fundraising

Did the 2016 Presidential Election Affect Charitable Giving?

The Future of Capital Campaigns Fundraising: The Writing Is on the Wall

3 Ways to Make Sure Your Website Helps You Grow Your Nonprofit

Tackling Board Transitions: When It’s Time to Say Farewell

We’ve Added 200+ New Metrics to the Platinum Common Results Catalog!

Striving for Impact: An Impact-First Partnership Pilot

4 Ways to Engage Busy Campaign Volunteers

Two Easy Exercises to Boost Your Fundraising Revenue

Rules of (Board) Engagement: How to Activate Your Board as Fundraisers

Ask Your Capital Campaign Consultants to Think in New Ways

What Will Donors Find Out about Your Nonprofit This Giving Season?

BRIDGE Information Now Available as Open Data

Just Published: 2018 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report

Rules of (Board) Engagement: How to Recruit the Right Board Members for Your Nonprofit

The Critical Piece That’s Probably Missing from Your Fundraising Multiplier Offer

Partners in Philanthropy: How to Work with Donor-Advised Funds

7 Important Things You Need to Know about Today’s Capital Campaigns

Strengthen Your Bottom Line: Securing In-kind Donations

5 Strategies to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Mobile Tech Efforts

INFOGRAPHIC: How It Pays to Retain Giving Tuesday Donors

Kick Off the Year-End Giving Season With Your Giving Tuesday Campaign

7-Day Marketing Plan for Your Giving Tuesday Campaign

Serving, Learning, and Leading: Lessons from Three Health Plan Foundation Presidents

Best Practices in Creating Nonprofit Position Descriptions

Honor the Past, but Don’t Look Back

The Three Most Powerful Words in Fundraising

How to Fire People for Your Nonprofit’s Sake

Nonprofit Rate of Job Growth Outpaces For-profit Rate by Over 3-1 Over Last Decade

Hidden Gems of GuideStar Data: Health Care Information

Taking the Mystery Out of Filing Comments on Proposed Rules

Government Issues Interim Rule and Request for Comments on Unrelated Business Income Taxes

The One Strategy That Will Grow Online Donations for Your Organization

How Does Your Nonprofit’s Social Presence Look? It Could Probably Be Better

Beware of “Truths” in Fundraising

Philanthropy and the Destructive Illusion of “Leveling the Playing Field”

GuideStar Pro Now Includes Financial Analysis Tools

Full Tilt Boogie (for Fundraising)

Four Questions Mission-Driven Communicators Need to Ask

7 Best Practices: Make the Perfect Online Ask to Your Donors

How to Unlock the Potential of Google Ad Grants for Your Nonprofit—Webinar Follow-up

The Latest FASB Accounting Standards: “How Do I Characterize Thee? Let Me Count the Ways: Fish or Fowl; Reciprocal or Nonreciprocal; Conditional or Unconditional?”

Five Tips for Improving Meeting Quality, Onsite and Virtual

Do Nonprofit Organizations and Social Enterprises Deliver Results?

Want to Rock Your Year-End Fundraising? Here's How

Borealis Philanthropy Launches Fund to Advance Racial Equity in Philanthropy

Organizational Sustainability, Capacity, and Growth: Not Just for the Big Guys!

The Next Big Things in Fundraising

Why Internal Controls Should Matter to Your Nonprofit

Eliminate Donor Drop-Off with These 6 Tips

Overcome Nonprofit Board Fundraising Resistance through Storytelling, Part 2

Overcome Nonprofit Board Fundraising Resistance through Storytelling, Part 1

Why Is Overhead Expected in the For-Profit Sector, but a Punishable Offense for Nonprofits?

4 Fundamental Donor Management Tips for Small Nonprofits

Nurturing Your Potential as a Fundraiser

Men and Women Really Are Different. At Least When It Comes to Charitable Giving Around Retirement.

TnC Is Not Just a Cable Channel: Loan Tips for Nonprofits

5 Fundraising Tips—Straight from Donors and Grantmakers

Nonprofit Lessons from Mister Rogers

Top 5 Things to Do Before Asking for a Meeting

Illuminating Nonprofit Fraud

The Unspoken Truth about Boards and Fundraising

Tracking Unicorns: In Search of the High Level Donor

20 Tips to Help You Dress for Nonprofit Success

How Northwest Health Foundation Is Using Diversity Data to Do Better

New Figures Reveal Diversity Gaps in British Philanthropy

5 Myths Busted on Why Charitable Giving with Wills and Trusts Is Difficult

10 Best and (Almost) Free Tools to Create Mind Maps for Your Nonprofit

Latest 2018 Data from Giving USA Is Good News! (For Now)

5 Ways to Market Matching Gifts on Your Nonprofit’s Website

5 Reasons Small Nonprofits Run Away from Marketing Their Organizations

The Real Cost of Online Fundraising for Nonprofits

What We’re Learning about Nonprofits’ DEI Journeys

5 Tested Tips to Fine-Tune Your Nonprofit Tech Strategy

Interview with GlobalGiving’s Mari Kuraishi, Part 2: Core Values and CEO Search

Interview with GlobalGiving’s Mari Kuraishi, Part 1: Launching the World’s First Crowdfunding Community

Make It Compelling

Finding the Right Nonprofit Board Members? Formulate a Plan

A Foundation Insider’s Eight Tips to Help You Win Your Next Grant

Giving: The Science of Lasting Happiness

Six Expert Tips to Make Facebook Ads Work for Your Nonprofit

Boost Your Donor Retention Rates: 5 Fundamental Strategies

And the Greatest Challenge for Nonprofits Is: A Lack of Time and Staff

Six Ways to Punch Up Your Fundraising Appeals

Small, But Mighty: Seven Ways Small Nonprofits Can Boost Their Performance

Funding Anti-Poverty Programs

Why We Ask in Person

Perspectives on Giving USA 2018

Walking the Tightrope between Sympathy and Advocacy

8 Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit Social Media Followers

What Are the New Significant Changes Required by FASB for Nonprofit Financial Statements?

Getting a Holistic View of Financial Health and Sustainability

Four Foundations Launch New Course for Grantees on Understanding Advocacy and Lobbying Laws

If You Live Here. Give Here.

Operations Professionals, You Are Awesome AF!

Tips for Activating a Culture of Well-being in the Nonprofit Workplace

New Report: Cross-Border Philanthropy and Counterterrorism Regulations

Five Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask about Fundraising

Mobile Bidding: 6 Questions Every Nonprofit Needs to Ask

The SMART Way to Create Fundraising Goals

Introducing Discounted GuideStar Data Sets for Academic Users

4 Methods to Sharpen Your Leadership Skills

Why Don’t Donors Trust Us, & What Can We Do About It?

5 Ways to Demonstrate Progress Toward Your Nonprofit’s Goal

5 Tips for Asking for a Major Philanthropic Gift

The State of Our Sector Is Resilient

Moving Through (Not Around) Racial Equity Work: Lessons from a Community Foundation

Digital Currency: Proceed With Caution

What Your Donors Really Want: The Simple Truth

6 Blogging Best Practices to Write Content That Will Actually Rank

How to Democratize Fundraising for Nonprofits and Donors

Sustainability through Innovation: Taking a Fresh Look at Old Problems

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Mega Donors

New Report: Nonprofits—America’s Third Largest Workforce

*Every* Nonprofit Leader Is a Fundraiser and Marketer

Double Your Donation, Double Your Impact. Celebrate #GuideStarGivingDay.

The Crucial Role of Silence When Asking for a Gift

Paradoxical Commandments for the Nonprofit Professional

Working With What You Got: Resources for Nonprofits to Leverage Communications Efforts

Don’t Let Chargebacks Limit Your Chance to Make Positive Change: How Nonprofits Can Prevent Online Fraud

What Not-For-Profit CEO Candidates Must Ask

The Four Most Important Things To Do Right Now To Get Out Asking

Sage Intacct and GuideStar Improve Financial Health & Sustainability for Nonprofit Organizations with Innovative Dashboard

A First Date with Data

5 Ways to Improve Your Charity’s Transparency

50,000 GuideStar Seals of Transparency—and Counting

Are You Building Relationships Or Collecting Checks?

Navigating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conversations

How to Ask Your Campaign Committee Members for Their Gifts

How PCI Compliance Reduces Data Breach Risks

Advice from a Grantmaker: Two Steps Every Grantseeker Should Take

3 Ways to Incorporate Matching Gifts into Donor Acquisition

Can We Halt the Steady Decline in Donor Retention?

Why We’re Proud to Be Part of Philanthropy Cloud

NASCO, GuideStar, MRFP, and CityBase Creating Single System for State Charity Registration and Reporting

Why Nonprofits Need to Care About Proper Data Collection

Your Nonprofit’s Checklist for Hosting Spring Fundraising Events

Ask Short Questions … and Hope for Long Answers: The Key to Donor Success

The 4 Most Important Things for Grant Writers to Get Right

Member Engagement Is Not A One-Trick Pony. It’s Seven.

What You and Your Board Need to Know When Asking for a Gift

Five Easy Ways to Build Rapport with Your Donors

Five Mistakes Your Nonprofit Doesn’t Want to Make When Investigating Sexual Harassment Allegations

How Will the New Tax Bill Impact Nonprofits?

3 Big Trends That Should Change the Way You Work Online

GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles—Now Featuring 2018 Seals of Transparency!

Fundraising Therapy, Part 2—It’s Not About You

Women as Integral to the Fabric of Our Work, Inside and Out

Tales from the Crypt: Dead People Are Better Donors Than Corporations

In Grantseeking Your Budget Does Matter

Step Into Your Power

A Simple and Effective Activity to Engage Your Campaign Volunteers

Nonprofit Winter Games Closing Ceremonies

Combine Fundraising Thermometers and Events to Take Donor Engagement to New Heights

Everything You Need to Know about Running an Email Campaign for Your Nonprofit Organization

Social Fundraising Deconstructed

Someone Wants to Start a Nonprofit? Quick, Grab the Torches and Pitchforks!

Power Questions Your Major Gift Donor Will Love

Size Matters in Unexpected Ways, Suggests New Report on Lean Foundations

Bitcoin: What Nonprofits Need to Know and How It Might Give Your Fundraising a Competitive Advantage

Want to Keep Your Donors? Then Answer These Unspoken Questions

Are You Successful?

3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Professional Development

New Bridgespan Group Study on Nonprofit Founder Transitions Counters Conventional Wisdom That “Clean Break” Is Best

5 Proven Strategies to Boost Fundraising with Matching Gifts

Earning a GuideStar Seal of Transparency Pays Off—Gold and Platinum Seal Holders Received the Most Donations in 2017

2017 Giving on GuideStar Up 200%—Activate Your GuideStar Donate Button Now

Keeping Your Nonprofit’s Content On Brand

Is This the Reason You Aren’t Raising Major Gifts?

Five Options for Nonprofit Board Orientation

Kick Off Your 2018 Fundraising with a Bang Using Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Merchant Account vs. Aggregator: What Is Best for Your Nonprofit Organization?

6 Tips for Nonprofits to Combat Digital Distraction and Improve Productivity

Fundraising in the Era of the New Tax Law

We Need to Change Our Unhealthy Attitude about Email before Civilization Collapses

Your Organization Could Win Up to $500 in the Nonprofit Winter Games

Half of U.S. Nonprofits on Financial Precipice, New Report Finds

How Quickly Should You Thank a New Donor?

How to Prime Your Donors for the Ask with the Jedi Mind Trick

5 Ways to Make Your Next Crowdfunding Campaign Stand Out

What Nonprofits Need to Know about the New Tax Law

My Big Fundraising Failure—and What You Can Learn from It

How to Attract More Volunteers with a Better Web Page

The GuideStar Blog Posts You Read Most in 2017

Why We’re Excited to Launch Our Next Generation APIs Today

NPO Leaders: This Is So Worth 25 Minutes of Your Time

6 Back to School Lessons To Boost Your Online Fundraising

A Surefire Way to Help Your Executive Director Complete Fundraising Tasks

The Robots Have Arrived: How Nonprofits Can Make Sure They Save Rather Than Kill Us

Donor Advised Funds—The Most Efficient Way to Channel Funds for Social Good

5 Smart Questions to Ask When Buying Nonprofit Software

4 Ways Matching Gift Tools Can Help You Raise More Funds

Some Things I Have Learned in My Years of Fundraising

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 3 Vital Tips to Get Started Early

The GuideStar Newsletter Articles You Read Most in 2017

Your Engine of Impact: Scaling

Follow-up: The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at Greater Houston Community Foundation

How the Americans with Disabilities Act Affects Small Nonprofits

Donor Retention vs. New Donors: Donor Retention ALWAYS Wins

The Three Keys of Asking for a Gift

Hiring a Consultant? How to Be an Even More Savvy Consumer

How to Talk about Cultural Competence

Turn Your Nonprofit’s Social Followers into Donors

Amplify the Voice of Nonprofits This Year

Your Engine of Impact: Board Governance

New Model for “Philanthropy at Scale” Launched by Global Philanthropists

A Call to Inaction: Nonprofits, Give Your Staff a Break

Why Your Organization Needs to Share Metrics as Well as Anecdotes

Your Engine of Impact: Funding

Mind Reading Is NOT in a Fundraiser’s Job Description

Take Advantage of Donor Procrastination: Add a Donate Button to Your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

That “Hello!” Moment: When Grantseeking Becomes an Imperative

Moving from Overhead to Outcomes

Your Engine of Impact: Organization and Talent

Key Strategies for Fundraising by Telephone

7 Ways to Keep Your Nonprofit’s Board Engaged

Nonprofit Web Design: 6 User Experience Best Practices

Seven Proposal Writing Tips from a Foundation CEO

A #GivingTuesday Message from GuideStar

Your Engine of Impact: Insight and Courage

New Disaster Giving Report Shows Greater Focus on Risk Management

8 Strategies to Kick-Off Fundraising on Giving Tuesday

Your Engine of Impact: Impact Evaluation

Trends in Healthcare Philanthropy: New York State

Year-End Fundraising: Give Donors What They Want

How to Request Year-End Donations from Important Donors

How to Maximize Your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, Part 3

Your Engine of Impact: Strategy

Use #GivingTuesday to Kick Off Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

10 Corporate Philanthropy Programs Nonprofits Should Know

How to Establish 100% Board Giving

Your Engine of Impact: Mission

Celebrate the Giving Season with GuideStar

The Closely Held Secret to Communicating with Your Donors

Attitudes That Separate Growing, Healthy Conferences From Declining Ones

Foundation Spotlight: Newman’s Own Foundation

ExpressTaxExempt Launches Collaboration with GuideStar to Benefit Nonprofits

Survey Says: Nonprofits Have Room to Grow

The Mighty Seven

Don’t Be Shy—Tell Us How GuideStar Has Helped You!

Wanted: Silver Bullet, Pots of Gold at the End of the Rainbow, Winning Lottery Tickets

Philadelphia-Area Nonprofits: A Fragile Ecosystem

3 Tech Tools to Drive Engagement at Your Next Event

Sage Intacct and GuideStar Announce Exclusive Relationship to Strengthen Stewardship of Funds for Nonprofit Finance Teams

14 Irritating Jargon Phrases, and Awesome New Clichés You Should Use Instead

Foundations Call on Themselves to Get Better

GuideStar Adds First Wave of Form Year 2016 Nonprofit Data!

6 Tech Tools That Attract Lots and Lots of New Members

California Wildfire Recovery

Why Data Sharing Matters for Your Nonprofit

Five Fails You Need to Make to Be a Strong Nonprofit

How to Measure Nonprofit Impact in 170 Countries (It’s Not What You Think!)

5 Ways to Engage Volunteers Through Membership Programs

Hiring a Consultant? How to Be a Savvy Consumer

Congratulations, 2017 CFO Honorees!

Three Innovative Technologies to Be More Organized and Raise More Money at Your Next Event

Helping with Disaster Recovery—and with Preparations for the Next Event

Three Insights That Will Help You Raise Big Bucks

The Best Idea Is Found in These Rooms

Young Professionals Are Not Joining Associations, But Not for the Reasons We Think

Running Effective Virtual Meetings: Tools and Techniques for Engagement

Peer-to-Peer Campaigns: Hosting Kick-Off Fundraising Events

When Developing a Case for Support, Absolutely, Positively Include These Three Essentials, a Site for Reviewing Foundations, and Why All the Cool People Are Using It

How to Determine an Exact Ask Amount for Each of Your Major Gift Donors

Vanguard Charitable to Offer Exclusive Nonprofit Research Directory through Partnership with GuideStar

Navigating Nonprofit Marketing, Part 5: Empathetic Marketing & Branding

The State of Grantseeking

Charity Navigator and GuideStar: Working Together to Move Beyond Overhead

#GivingTuesday Ideas: 15 Resources to Plan Your Best Campaign Yet

Is Your Fundraising Software Ready for the Biggest Giving Day Yet?

3 Ways To Pitch A Corporate Partnership For #GivingTuesday

Fundraisers: Ambassadors or Back Office Support Staff?

Highlights of the 2017 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report

Hurricane Irma Cuts Swath of Destruction

Charity Navigator and GuideStar Announce First of Its Kind Collaboration to Publish Charity Results

7 Effective Steps to Mend a Bruised Relationship in the Workplace

Better Understanding Business Models in the Nonprofit Sector

GuideStar Then and Now: The Impact of a “Simple” Idea

The Zen of Grantseeking

Leading with Empathy

Guaranteed Nonprofit Recipe for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Results

Virtual Meetings and Today’s Effective Nonprofits

Every Fundraising Appeal Should Include These Five Slants

Helping in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Stop Looking Forward. Start Looking Back.

STUDY: Nonprofits Continue to Hire More Aggressively Than For-Profits in 2017, but the Gap Is Narrowing

Evaluate Your Board Meetings

4 Tips to Raise More Money with Online Peer to Peer Fundraising

New Report Finds Gender Representation Stagnant Among U.S. Philanthropy Leadership

Top 10 Year-End Fundraising Tips

Ending the Nonprofit Talent Hunger Games

How to Maximize Your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, Part 2

From Heroin Tragedy to Charity

Evaluating Charities in the Age of Online Ratings

NONPROFITS: 15 Instagram Tips, Tricks and Features You Don’t Want to Miss

Case Statements: Know Your Audience and How to Reel Donors In

How to Write Winning Grant LOIs (with Examples)

How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

What I Learned from My Nonprofit Internship

Don’t Do It: Don’t Start a Nonprofit

Payment Processing 101: A Guide for Nonprofits

Navigating Nonprofit Marketing, Part 4: Guiding User Behavior

New GuideStar Seals, New Data, New Profiles

Four Questions to Ask Every Prospective Board Member

How You Interact with Nonprofits Every Day

Purchasing Fundraising Software: How to Get Board Buy-In

Three Ways to Get Your Foot in the Door with Foundations

The Downsides of Linear Thinking, and Why We Need to Embrace Failure

A Simple Month-by-Month Cultivation Plan for Major Gift Donors

Younger Women Take Modern Approach to Philanthropy, Suggests Study

The 3 Keys to a Thriving Membership Organization

Funder Partnership—or Wannabe?

So, Why All This Fuss about Outcomes and Results?

Building a Donor Base from the Ground Up

No More Pledges!

Nonprofits and Generation Z

How to Find the Right Funders by Hacking 990s

Want to Save Money for Your Nonprofit? Create Multi-Use Content

Who Is Your Board Fundraising Spark Plug?

Three Key Strategies Needed to Become a Major Philanthropic Gifts Wizard

How to Select the Right Prospects for Your Organization ... and for You!

9 Principles of Community-Centric Fundraising

Narrating the Numbers: Getting to Human Results Through More Powerful Data Stories

Is Your Nonprofit Planning to Fail?

Nonprofits Have a Role to Play in Building Bridges in a Polarized World

New Report: A Guide to Good Practices in Foundation Operations

How to Use Your In-Person Events to Foster Diversity and Inclusion

Common Misconceptions about Working at a Nonprofit

Nonprofits I Love: GuideStar

Four Thoughts in the Mind of Every Prospective Donor: What Every Volunteer Solicitor Needs to Know

Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 5 Standout Strategies

Impact Management: New Kid on the Block

GuideStar and Data from the SPLC

Navigating Nonprofit Marketing, Part 3: On-Page Optimization & Outreach

Giving USA 2017 Shows Americans Continued to Be Generous in Tumultuous 2016 Year

Six Steps for Hiring—and Keeping—a Top-Notch Fundraiser

Upgrades to GuideStar Search

How Students Can Prepare for a Career in the Nonprofit Sector

Checklists! A Killer Time Saver

The Surprising Way to Raise Money for Big Problems

Four Metrics to Measure the Success of Your Major Gift Program

At MobileCause, Your Cause Is Our Cause

Five Guaranteed Ways to Raise Money Through Storytelling

Four Simple Ways to Keep Your Donors for Years

What Your Organization Can Learn from Nonprofit Employment Practices Surveys

19 Tips for Making Your Job Posting So Amazing, Unicorns Will Weep Tears of Joy

New Report: 21st-Century Tools for 21st-Century Community Foundations

Demonstrating Commitment to Nonprofit Excellence

Stop Nagging Your Board: Six Strategies to Improve Fundraising Follow-Through

Truth or Truthiness: Seven Steps to Track and Share Progress and Outcomes

Five Tips for Cleaning Up Your Email Marketing Lists

How Leading Nonprofit Brands Stay Relevant

Five Simple Tactics to Attract New Donations Right Away

Building Bridges of Compassion from Burundi to Dallas

One Year of GuideStar Platinum: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future

Celebrate GuideStar Platinum’s One-Year Birthday with Us!

Unrelated Business Income Tax: What Your Organization Should Know

Text-to-Give Software: Five Unexpected (And Amazing!) Benefits

8 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Live-Streaming Video for Better Storytelling

Grantmakers Predict Impact of Politics on Philanthropy

How to Stop Your Nonprofit's After-Hours Email Habit

Become the Go-To-Resource on Your Community

The Hallmarks of a Good Grant Writer

Goodbye Millennials, Hello Generation Z

All Right, “Color-Blind” Colleagues, We Need to Have a Talk

Navigating Nonprofit Marketing, Part 2: Optimizing User Experience

I Was Framed!  What Leaders Must Know About Recognition

Four Board Behaviors Requiring Mr. Fix-it

How to Maximize Your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, Part 1

Our Grantees Increase Visibility by Updating Free GuideStar Profiles

Even if You Fundraise "Perfectly," Not Knowing This Could Leave You Unemployed

Listening in New Ways: An Invitation

Find Data in Your Organization's Everyday Activities

Fame and Fortune Await! Take the NEW Major Gifts Challenge

Are Emotional Attachments Obstructing Your Nonprofit’s Growth?

Stop Thinking Outside the Fundraising Box

How the Olympic Motto Can Help You Find Better Nonprofit Tools

Five Top Nonprofit CRM Software Features and How to Use Them

Helping Survivors in Idlib Province, Syria

Is a Do-It-Yourself Feasibility Study a Good Idea?

Time to Talk Payouts

Three Things to Consider in Mid-Level Donor Communications

The Importance of Training Your Board

How to Avoid an Overstuffed Agenda

Navigating Nonprofit Marketing, Part 1

Will Philanthropy Get a Trump Bump? 5 Predictions and 11 Tips

Helping Your Board Spring to Life

Donation Usability: Six Ways to Improve User Experience (Infographic)

Why We Need to Stop Asking “What Do You Do?”

Thx: Reinventing How People Shop and Give to Their Favorite Nonprofit Causes

Five Ways to Prepare for the Unexpected

Five Marketing Strategies to Bring Supporters to Your Donation Page

Five Questions Every New Nonprofit Board Member Should Ask

Associate Boards: A World of Fundraising You Never Knew Existed

Asking Your Volunteers to Contribute Money

Avoiding the High Cost of Ambiguous Decisions

Four Ways to Make Your Organization Stand Out to Millennials

Eight Ways to Use Giving Psychology to Raise More Money, Part 2

Top 10 Trending GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles, January-February 2017

Five Reasons Membership Programs Fail—And What You Can Do About It

If It’s Bold, It’s Gold!

Eight Ways to Use Giving Psychology to Raise More Money, Part 1

How to Raise Major Gifts When You Don’t Have Any Donors

Afraid Your Data Isn't Good Enough? It's Probably Not You. It's The System.

Three Tips from a Fundraising Master

CrowdRise Joins GoFundMe

Five Ways to Keep a Donor’s Eyes Glued to What You Write

Beliefs That Limit Outcomes—Growing Together

Foundations, How Aggravating Is Your Grantmaking Process? Use This Checklist to Find Out!

A Cautionary Tale: Not Enough Time to Raise Money

The IKEA Effect and the Social Sector

Five Strategies to Take Your Fundraising Event to the Next Level

Six Ways Boards Are Critical to a Nonprofit’s Brand

Bridging the Gap Between Volunteer Engagement and Retention

My Reaction (as a Millennial) to the Millennial Impact Report Retrospective

Four Easy Steps to Boosting Your Visibility Online

Stop Looking at How Much You Raise

Perspectives on the Johnson Amendment

How to Get Your Whole Organization Behind Major Gift Fundraising

Not Just a Question of Trust: Can Philanthropists Get Better Results by Doing Less?

Using Technology as a Fundraising Improvement, Not a Distraction

A Divided Sector: Medical & Educational Institutions and Everyone Else

The Perfect Storm for Online Fundraising

Three Ways to Step Up Your Data Game

What Makes a Great Fundraiser Great? Five Key Attributes

How to Prime Your Donors to Give Again

Grantseekers, How Irritating Are You to Funders? Use This Checklist to Find Out

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Professional: There's An App for That!

Finish Your Fiscal Year with a Bang: What to Do Between Now and June 30

Three Ways to Hire a Fundraiser

Beliefs That Limit Outcomes—for Funders

New Year, New Congress, New President: What’s It All Mean for Nonprofits?

Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness—It’s Time to Get it Right

Using the New GuideStar Search

The GuideStar Blog Top 10 for 2016

The Compounding Effects of Salary Negotiations

Nine Mistakes Nonprofits Make Thanking Donors

Need-to-Know for 2017: Nonprofit Liquidity Information

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Start Early and Prepare Now!

What Does the Nonprofit Sector Really Look Like?

Recognizing the Most Innovative Nonprofits of 2016

The Articles You Read Most Last Year

Data and Infographics: Telling Your Nonprofit’s Story

Five Things to Do within a Day of the Solicitation Meeting

Give the Gift of Giving in 2016

The Elusive Millennials: Are They Worth Chasing?

The Right Way to Prepare for a Donor Conversation

What It Means to Listen to a Donor

Six Tools to Drive Your Fundraising Activities

#ShiftThePower: The Rise of Community Philanthropy, Part 2

#ShiftThePower: The Rise of Community Philanthropy, Part 1

Holiday Fundraising Special: Using Technology to Change the Way We Thank Our Donors

Four More Organizations You Might Not Know Are Nonprofits

Nine Ways to Make 2017 a Happy Healthy Year for You and Your Nonprofit

How to Deal with Uninformed Nonprofit-Watchdogs Around the Holidays

Building a Stellar Grants Committee

Eavesdropping: A New Way to Make Your Case for Support

Beliefs That Limit Outcomes—for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Finance Study Reveals Compliance, People, and Process Complexities

Planning Charity Auctions: The Ultimate How-To Guide

Top Trending Nonprofit Profiles *#GivingTuesday Edition*

Three Year-End Annual Fundraising Tips You Haven't Thought About

A Meaningful Way to Give This Holiday Season

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with GuideStar

Stop Using These Three Common Fundraising Phrases

Drafting Fundraising Letters: Seven Top Tips

Data Playbook: A Measured Approach

Asking and Giving: The Twin Pillars of Philanthropy

Three Ideas to Get You Started on Donor Stewardship (Plus 20 More You Can Download)

Trust-Based Grantmaking: What It Is, and Why It’s Critical to Our Sector

What an Interim CEO Should Expect from the Board

Less Paperwork, More Impact: GuideStar for Grant Applications

How Funders Reduce “Nonprofit Starvation” with Tech Funding & Data Best Practices

#GivingTuesday Game-Changer: What You Need to Know

Five Ways to Gain Media Coverage for Your Nonprofit

7 Tips to Get Your Organization to Embrace Fundraising

Nonprofit Sponsorship: A Key Ingredient To Your Fundraising Recipe

Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs to Change

What a Board Should Expect from an Interim CEO

Have You Hit Anyone Up This Week?

Get Creative to Increase Volunteer Retention

Collective impact: Voltron Vs. The Borg

How a Tech Solution Saved This Executive Director’s Membership Growth Strategy

The Ultimate Guide to Fundraiser Sponsorship

Is Pro Bono Service More Accessible for Your Nonprofit Than You Think?

5 ways to mobilize everyday influencers around end-of-year giving

Towards a Performance-Driven Social Sector

Attracting Talent & Scaling Impact Through a Culture of Evaluation

Top Giving Tuesday Strategies and Resources

4 Famous Organizations You Might Not Know Are Nonprofits

Text-to-Give Fundraising: 5 Best Practices

New Capacity-Building Grant Opportunity: Support GuideStar’s Nonprofit Profile Program

5 Capital Campaign Strategies to Energize your Annual Campaign

How to Build (and Follow!) a Fundraising Roadmap

It’s Time to Get Ready for the Changes to the Overtime Pay Rules

Teaching the Next Generation About Philanthropy

Four Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout for Nonprofit Professionals

Updated: And the 2016 Platinum Superstar Is ...

GuideStar's 6 Tips for Busting the Overhead Myth

Federal Judge Tosses Unpaid Intern Claims: Four Takeaways—and Good News—for Nonprofit Employers with Internship Programs

10 Trending Nonprofit Profiles (Did Clinton and Trump make the cut?)

Some positive feedback and appreciation for funders

Development Impact Bond year one results: What do they mean to the service provider?

Some Early Answers

What Millennial Marketing Strategies Can Teach Nonprofits about Motivating Donors

6 reasons why your nonprofit absolutely needs a junior board

Why and How Do Nonprofits Work Together?

4 Beliefs That Limit Corporate Funding

A Foundation CEO’s Six-Step Formula for Winning a Grant

5 Key Findings from GuideStar's 2016 Nonprofit Compensation Report

A Brief Analysis of the Clinton and Trump Foundations

5 Steps to a Stellar GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

6 Tips for a Board Fundraising Makeover

Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online

90-Day Checklist for New Fundraisers

Case Study: This Organization Got Board Responsibility Right

Six Signs Your Nonprofit Is Ripe for Fraud

Partner Down

FASB Modifies Not-for-Profit Accounting Rules

The Nonprofit Summer Games Closing Ceremonies

6 Back to School Lessons for Online Fundraising

Why the new overtime rules are good for nonprofits and thus for our community

Foundation Transparency: Game Over?

What Might a BRIDGE-Enabled World Look Like?

A Better Way to Explore the Nonprofit Sector

The Key to Great Year-end Fundraising? Your Brand

Stark Realities Every Fundraiser Must Face

Impact Investment – now a global movement

5 Simple Metrics Every Nonprofit Should Track and Why

Adding to your Board? Top 10 Questions to Ask when Choosing a Board Recruiting Service

4 Common Website Problems that Cost You Members and Revenue

Learning What Matters to Nonprofits

The 5 Biggest Benefits of Nonprofit Automation

Opening a Window on Your Nonprofit’s Performance

7 Ways to Get Millennials Involved with Your Cause

We need to stop treating nonprofits the way society treats poor people

Trying to engage donors? Behave yourself!

Win Up to $500 in the Nonprofit Summer Games

IRS Updates, July 2016

The Seven Cardinal Rules of Fundraising Writing

Your Supporters are Talking. Are You Listening?

What Would You Ask the World’s Most Successful Fundraisers?

8 Best Practices for Building an Online Donation Page

Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy

Tell People What You Believe In

Oprah is Not a Fundraising Strategy (And 8 Other Truth Bombs)

Brexit: A lesson on power for the philanthropic state

Two New Resources for the Nonprofit Diversity Conversation

Analysis of Catholic Fundraising Foundations

Embrace Relationship Fundraising to Stop Losing Donors

Foundation Status Code Added to GuideStar Charity Check

Volunteering vs. Serving on a Board vs. Donating – What Nonprofit Role is Best for You?

GuideStar at a Glance for Foundations

How to Turn a "No" From a Foundation Into a "Yes"

5 Reasons Your Board Should Care About Fundraising Compliance

Keep It Simple: Initiatives to Eliminate Busywork and Save Time

IRS Releases Electronically Filed Form 990 Data

Forget Everything You Know About Direct Mail Fundraising

New Giving Record Is More Than a Number

Resources for Nonprofits on the New Overtime Rule

7 Hopeful Trends in Philanthropy

Thinking of hosting your own Impact Call?

Little Fundraiser Annie: The Gift Will Come in Tomorrow

How to Build a CRM That Works for You

Is the IRS Form 1023-EZ Too EZ?

Donors Don’t Want Their Gifts Spent on Overhead … Or Do They?

Following Up on the Investing in Infrastructure Letter

Top Trends in Volunteering and Volunteer Screening

Navigating State Fundraising Regulations

Danger, Will Grantmaker or DAF! Don't Use GuideStar Premium or GuideStar Pro to Verify Grant and Distribution Recipients

Be One of the First to Try GuideStar’s New Nonprofit Search

Quid Pro Quo: The Fastest Way to Deaden Your Board

How to Use Corporate Philanthropy Across Your Fundraising Strategies

3 reasons to utilize your relationships with private foundations

Seven Ways a Board Member Can Support His or Her Executive Director and Organization

Become a better fundraiser by liberating your creative side

An Unexpected Career: Building Plumbing for Philanthropy

When It Comes to Fundraising, Volunteers Get It Right ... and Sometimes Wrong

Why Can’t the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector Scale Generosity? #givedaylessons

GuideStar Platinum: Measuring Nonprofit Performance at Scale

How would Walt Disney treat your donors?

Make It Rain: Tips and Tricks for Nonprofit Crowdfunding Success

Lessons for Fundraisers from Money for Good 2015: Interview with Hope Neighbor and Alison Carlman

Influencing Public as Well as Philanthropic Efforts

Overcoming Fundraising Reluctance: Tips for Board Members

Is your organization ready for GuideStar Platinum?

A Funder’s Perspective: The Journey to Grantmaking

The Impact of Form 1023-EZ

Why I emailed hundreds of colleagues about GuideStar

Trends in Government Contracting Survey: Have Your Say to Win a $200 Donation to Your Nonprofit!

The Nonprofit Communicator's Guide to GuideStar

New Discussion Section in the GuideStar Community

The Next Generation of Nonprofit Data Standards

Dude, what’s with this notion that nonprofits don’t have clear outcomes?

How Have Organizations That Depend on Government Grants Fared?  Part 2

The Definitive List of the Best Silent Auction Items

Webinar Follow-up: How a Performance Dashboard Can Engage and Inform Your Board: One Nonprofit’s Story

Coming Soon: A Tool to Break the Overhead Myth

How to Avoid Limitless Job Responsibilities in Nonprofit CEO Searches

6 Tips for Turning Advocates into Donors and Vice Versa

The Top Three Things Volunteers Need to Know about Fundraising

3 Types of Social Content Marketing Every Nonprofit Needs

What is the Cloud, and is it right for your organization?

Have We Forgotten Anyone?

Multi tasking with your eyes on the prize

No numbers without stories, no stories without numbers

Evolution or Revolution? How Do We Create a Fundraising Board?

Nonprofit Excellence in an Outcomes-Based World

Corporate Philanthropy: An Overlooked Source of Fundraising for Nonprofits

Why Investing in Social Innovation Is the Most Important Thing Grantmakers Can Do This Year

What to Do When Your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Manager Deserts You

Capital Campaign Basics: 7 Steps to Success

Today’s Grantmakers: A Roller Coaster of Changes

The myth of double-dipping, and the destructiveness of restricted funding

How to Double Online Giving in Six Months

Six Steps to Engage Your Board Using a Performance Dashboard

5 Cures for Your Worst Fundraising Challenges

IRS Changes 990-N Filing Procedures

How Foundations Use the New GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

The Great Fundraisers

How to Get Your Nonprofit Listed on GuideStar

4 traits every nonprofit board member should possess

Interview with Muhammad Yunus

What Dating Taught Me About Fundraising

Board Recruiting Best Practices

How Grants Get Made (Hint: It’s By Grants Managers)

It's Time for a Quick Financial Check-Up

GuideStar Impact Call Q1 2016 Follow-Up

Clearing Up Confusion about U.S. Nonprofits

Common nonprofit terms and concepts and what they actually mean

Online Fundraising and Charitable Solicitation Registration

Myths, Misconceptions, and Mistakes: The Wounded Warrior Project

Introducing the GuideStar Community—Getting You the Nonprofit Support You Need

Redefining Innovation in Today's Social Sector

Open Data Set to Reshape Charity and Activism in 2016

The BRIDGE Is Open! New Lookup Tool Identifies Global Social Sector Entities

What Forms 990 Can and Can’t Tell Us About Wounded Warrior Project

Book Giveaway: Nonprofit Fundraising 101 by @dheyman

How Have Organizations That Depend on Government Grants Fared?

Impact Auditing for Smarter Giving

Follow Up: New Nonprofit Profile Preview: Your Organization’s Full Story, Now Front and Center

Why Venture Philanthropy Is the Future of Giving

Yes, You Can Still Download 990s for Free

The 2015 GuideStar Blog Top 10 Countdown

Giving Has No Season Contest

Introducing the New GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

Insights into Nonprofit Compensation and Diversity

Please Tell Your Friends: “Updating Is Free” Means … “Updating Is Free”

Five Things I Wish I’d Learned Sooner about Fundraising Writing

Free Webinar: Happy & Healthy – 10 Tips for Impact without Burnout

Nonprofit Finance and Accounting Resolutions for the New Year

The #1 New Year’s Resolution for Fundraisers

Beyond Employee Giving: How LinkedIn Approaches Corporate Social Responsibility (And How You Can, Too)

The 2015 GuideStar Newsletter Top 10

Charitable Giving Incentives Now Permanent

Join the Data Revolution

Just Hear No: Dealing with Rejection

Ask Andrea: "High Roller" Donor Tactics

Precepts for the Supremely Successful Board

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2016

What’s Better for Philanthropy than Zuckerberg’s $45 Billion Gift?

10 Ways Small Nonprofits Can Improve Their Major Gift Fundraising

Addressing the “Development Director Problem” with Relationship Capital

My Worst Fundraising Moment

Facts, Not Anecdotes; Fundamentals, Not Fads

Top Fundraising Challenges Board Members Must Overcome

Forward-Thinking vs. Backward Philanthropy

INFOGRAPHIC: The ULTIMATE Thank You for Nonprofits

Strengthen Your Fundraising Appeal with the “MPI” Formula

How to Give with Your Head & Heart in 4 Easy Steps

Top 9 Tips for Managing Your Junior Board

5 Reasons the Public Is Losing Interest in Your Cause

Women at the Table: Placing Policy into Practice

Four Fundraising Traps and How to Avoid Them

The Golden Key to Grantwriting

New Study Explores Trends and Challenges Impacting Nonprofit Finance and Accounting Professionals

4 Tips for Cultivating Corporate Volunteers

Five Simple Steps to Better Giving: A #GivingTuesday Must-Read

Build a Better World with GuideStar

Debunking the 15% Overhead for Good

Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Women in Nonprofits: Then & Now

Never Lose Sight of These Bedrock Fundraising Truths

5 Rules to Get Year-End Appeals Read

Nonprofit HR and GuideStar Need Your Insight on Nonprofit Employment Practices

21 Discovery Questions to Ask Now

Hidden Business Opportunities in GuideStar Data

Women in Nonprofit Leadership

Green 2.0 Reports Lack of Transparency about Diversity by Major Environmental Funders, While Many Smaller Foundations Disclosed Data

Free New GuideStar Report: U.S. Veterans Organizations by the Numbers

More Than Giving Thanks, A Day For Giving Back

Breaking Down Barriers to Expand Data for Social Good

Using Guilt in Fundraising

Five Steps to a Stellar GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

4 Mistakes that Doom your Nonprofit's Information Design

3 Unique Ways Your Current Donors Can Help You Acquire New Donors with Social Media

Top Giving Tuesday Strategies and Resources

5 Must Do Steps for GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaigns

Redesigned Nonprofit Profiles on GuideStar

6 Ways Nonprofits Can Prepare For Year-End Giving Season

Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building a Professional Network That Works for You

Governance, Governance, Governance

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Wellness Strategy for Staff?

How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal

Ask Andrea: Build a Volunteer Program to Boost Your Fundraising?

Secrets of Great Fundraisers

Is the nonprofit gender gap closing?

Breaking Through Millennial Cynicism

29 Ideas for #GivingTuesday 2015 You Haven't Thought Of

Four Keys to Cultivating a Donor

What Charities Do Americans Most Generously Support?

9 Valuable Short-Cuts to Influence Nonprofit Donors

The State of Public Trust in Charities

Closed for Business: The Billions Nonprofits Are Missing Out On

What is Driving Syrians to Seek Refuge in Europe?

Everyone’s a giver in the nonprofit sector—or are they?

Asking for the gift your donors want to give

GlobalGiving Powers Philanthropy Behind Sustainable Development Goals

GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report Webinar Follow-up

Utilizing Technology to Effectively Recruit New Junior Board Members (pt 3 of 3)

Top Ways to Engage Non-Development Board Members in Development

The Evil Cousin of Fundraising

How to Deal with High Maintenance Volunteers

Foundations and Transparency in the World of Open Data

Fundraising Meets the Power of Peer-To-Peer Campaigns

5 Ways Every Nonprofit Can Be Donor-Centric

The Challenges of Junior Boards (pt 2 of 3)

3 Tips for Matching Gifts Every Nonprofit Needs in 2016

So Where Are All Those High-Paid Charity CEOs?

Short on Time to Volunteer?

Handling the Difficult Donor

A Trending Fundraising Tool: A Junior Board (pt 1 of 3)

How Headlines Can Save Human Civilization and Your Fundraising

Early Trends in the 2015 State of Grantseeking

Ask Andrea: A Great Way to Get Your Major Donors to Meet with You

How to Increase Your Social Media Reach by Incentivizing Your Supporters

7 Key Findings from GuideStar’s 2015 Nonprofit Compensation Report

Why Nonprofits Deserve CRM Innovation

The Hottest Season Yet—For Fundraising


A new $10,000 a year donor is calling – will your nonprofit take the call – or put them on hold?

990s and the Future of Nonprofit Data: Impact Call Follow-up

Donors Want to Know: Why Your Organization?

Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today's Virtual World

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Facebook

Money for Good 2015: There’s $22 Billion Up for Grabs


The 7 Biggest Mistakes In Handling Donor Data

How Can Nonprofits Become Agile Learners?

8 Social Insights That Drive Engagement (which you probably don’t know)

What to Do When Fear Leads to Fundraising Failure

Ask Andrea: Celebrity Challenges

An Exercise That Raises Money While You Do It

About the Capital Campaign Table of Gifts

Ice Cream Sundaes and Why Good Data Matters

Better Data Makes For A Better World

5 Board Fundraising Myths – BUSTED!


Data Science, a Critical Tool in the Nonprofit World in 2015

Updating your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Just Got Easier! Here’s Why.

Board Recruiting Best Practices – Where and When should your board meet?


Founder’s Syndrome and Fundraising

Happiness and Fundraising: How Are They Linked?

A Key Question on Donors' Minds: Why Are You Asking Me?

A Battle of Mythic Proportions

Expanding Engagement Through the Power of Influencers

Using GuideStar as a Student

3 Facts You Need to Know to Plan A Profitable Fundraising Event

Want to Increase Nonprofit Funding? Start by Increasing your Transparency

GlobalGiving’s Big Bet

Center for Responsive Politics Receives Knight News Challenge Award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

3 Ways Gamification Can Help You Reach (And Retain) Your Donors

Transparency – One Way To Do It

Foundation Heads Call on Peers to Publicize Diversity Data

How Not-for-Profits Can Make Pledge Forms More Transparent

The #1 Reason Boards Fail (and 10 Ways to Fix it)

Break Free From the Mold: Get Personalized Tips from the Fundraising Advisor!

Your Insights Needed on Employee Engagement Trends and Expectations

Eight Factors to Consider Before Planning Your Charity Auction

Busted: Nonprofits Will Have to Pay the Photography Piper

Take The Right Steps Towards Smart Data Marketing

Ask Andrea

A Call for Diversity Data Is Met With Silence by Many Green Funders. What’s That About?

Strategies for Getting Staff Excited About Data