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Erica Roberts

Recent Posts by Erica Roberts:

Six Ways to Share Your Seal of Transparency

You did it! You updated your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar and earned a 2019 Seal of Transparency. Now what?


How Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Affect Charitable Giving

Do race and ethnicity affect women’s giving? A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute provides insight into this question.


Finding the Right Nonprofit Employer or Volunteer Opportunity

Whether it’s as an employee or a volunteer, working for a nonprofit can be rewarding in many ways. But how do you sift through the thousands of nonprofits that cover hundreds of cause areas to find the right fit for you? Though there are many search engines and employment websites out there, GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles are a great way to get to know the organizations you’re thinking of working with.


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

From wearing pink to hosting parties or posting on social media, people everywhere are celebrating #InternationalWomensDay. Social movements like this can inspire people to give to related causes and increase charitable contributions to them. A recent report by the Woman’s Philanthropy Institute presents insights into how the giving behaviors of others, as defined by social norms, influence donation behavior, focusing on the particular challenges that women-focused organizations face in courting male donors.


  Your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar has a new Demographics section.