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A Night to Honor Bob Ottenhoff

The following is a post from Diana Hand, GuideStar’s senior marketing manager.

Follow-up to Nonprofit Executive Compensation Webinar

Below is a follow-up by Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group at Venable, LLP, to a handful of questions submitted by participants during the June 19, 2012, webinar “The Next Generation of Nonprofit Executive Compensation: The Keys to Withstanding IRS Scrutiny.” To view the presentation or listen to the recording of the webinar brought to you by GuideStar Membership, please click here.

Four Ways to Supercharge Your Next Fundraising Event

The following is a guest post by Joe Garecht, founder of The Fundraising Authority.

6 basic steps of creating a marketing plan

Posted By Usma Ziard on June 26th, 2012

Using Google Grants to build your brand

The following is a post from Diana Hand, GuideStar’s senior marketing manager.

What you need to know about the IRS Form 990

Let’s face it: the IRS Form 990 can be confusing. It’s also the most valuable source of information when it comes to digging into a nonprofit. It’s provides information on the filing organization’s mission, programs, and finances.

Nonprofit Assessment: Richer Perspectives

How should we evaluate nonprofits?

Endowment Planning vs. Fundraising

Like it or not, if charitable, academic, and religious organizations are to be successful in achieving their missions, they need to become skilled fundraisers.

Save $20 at Social Media for Nonprofits in Silicon Valley

Social Media-Try It, You Might Like It….

The following is a post by Usma Ziard, GuideStar’s senior director of marketing. You can follow her on Twitter at @Usma_Ziard.

Tell Everyone About a Great Nonprofit Supporting Social Justice, Promoting Health or Fighting Disease

Do you support or volunteer for a nonprofit that promotes social justice? Do you support or volunteer for a nonprofit that promotes health? The GreatNonprofits 2012 Top-Rated Awards gives you the chance to provide recognition for any group doing great work in these two areas.

The importance of product evolution

Posted By Usma Ziard on July 10th, 2012

GuideStar Nonprofit Reports Now Include Expert Reviews

We are thrilled to announce a new feature on more than 2,300 of our nonprofit reports that focuses on impact—an increasingly important metric that donors are searching for before deciding where to direct their charitable contributions. This new area, which we’re calling the “Impact Tab,” signifies a complete merging of GuideStar and Philanthropedia databases, which we acquired in early 2011. You can see an example of the Impact Tab at the bottom of this blog.

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Providing Guidance for Charitable Hospitals

Reprinted from Exempt Organizations Advisory

Grantmaker True or False: Three Frequently Asked Questions about Private Foundations

Excerpted from The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Winning Foundation Grants

Turning Giving USA into "Giving to My Organization"

Applying the findings to change your world

Reprinted from Today in Fundraising

Nominate your tagline for the 2012 Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Posted By Lindsay Nichols on July 2nd, 2012