Bob Ottenhoff, on 5/13/10 8:29 PM
Excerpt from The 11 Questions Every Donor Asks and the Answers All Donors Crave
Gail Perry, on 5/1/10 8:00 AM
Someone said once, "We all get the boards we deserve." They meant that the more attention we pay to our board and its individual members, the more we'll get out of them.
GuideStar Newsletter, on 5/1/10 8:00 AM
Reprinted from IRS EO Update 2010-8, April 2, 2010, and IRS EO Update 2010-10, April 29, 2010
Suzanne Coffman, on 5/1/10 8:00 AM
Note: The text below has been revised based on clarification from the IRS. The filing date has been changed to May 17, 2010, and a statement about a grace period for filing removed.
Last year, GuideStar warned, "Half a Million Nonprofits Could Lose Their Tax Exemptions." This year, the number is down to 350,000 or 400,000, but the rest of the message is the same: hundreds of thousands of nonprofits are scheduled to lose tax-exempt status because they failed to file annual returns with the IRS.
David Weir, on 5/1/10 8:00 AM
As the leading provider of user-generated reviews of nonprofit organizations, GreatNonprofits.org (GNP) encourages people to rate more than 1.2 million nonprofits directly on our Web site, or on GuideStar.
By collecting feedback from those who have direct experience with nonprofit groups—clients, volunteers, board members, donors, and partners—GNP is in the process of assembling a comprehensive database of stakeholder perspectives for the entire sector.
There are three main types of benefits from user reviews:
Last month, we invited environmental and wildlife nonprofits that had at least 10 user reviews to enter the GuideStar Green Giveaway. Congratulations to the following organizations, which were selected at random and will each receive $500 from GuideStar:
We'll be doing other giveaways in the coming months. Watch our Web site, the GuideStar Newsletter, and your e-mail in-box for news about upcoming giveaways.
Suzanne E. Coffman, May 2010
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Suzanne Coffman is GuideStar's director of communications and editor of the GuideStar Newsletter.