guidestarblog_header.png

Madeline Kardos

When she isn't helping nonprofits update their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles, Madeline Kardos manages GuideStar's top-rated blog. Follow GuideStar on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on the latest nonprofit sector news.

Recent Posts by Madeline Kardos:

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

We can’t believe it’s been one year since GuideStar debuted the Platinum Seal of Transparency.


How to Maximize Your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, Part 1

Life as a nonprofit professional can be incredibly hectic. And by the end of the day, finding time to add information to your nonprofit’s profile on GuideStar may seem like a Herculean task. But, if you have the right tools, updating your profile shouldn’t require the strength of a demi-god. As a profile coach at GuideStar, I’d like to provide you with these essential tools, in the hopes of saving you time and energy, while boosting your organization’s growth and fundraising efforts.


Top 10 Trending GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles, January-February 2017


Periodically, we like to see which nonprofits our users are researching most. Our first list looked at the 10 most-viewed nonprofits for August 2016, and our second compilation identified the top 10 for Giving Tuesday 2016. We thought it was time to revisit the topic.


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

Here at GuideStar, we have the saying no numbers without stories, no stories without numbers. Staying true to this motto, I’d like to shed some light on the statistics presented in the Millennial Impact Report Retrospective: Five Years of Trends by drawing upon my own life story—as a millennial and as an employee in the nonprofit sector.


Four More Organizations You Might Not Know Are Nonprofits

For our second rendition of “Four Organizations You Might Not Know Are Nonprofits,” we scoured the Earth for juicy tidbits and fun factoids about the nonprofit world.

Okay, you caught us. We didn't really search the globe, we merely did some really fantastic web surfing. And we found some interesting organizations.

Some you probably have heard of (Exhibit A: Yale University). Others, not so much (Exhibit B: The Modern Woodmen of America). So here goes …


Top Trending Nonprofit Profiles *#GivingTuesday Edition*

A few days after gorging yourself with turkey and various pies, you may have seen the tag #GivingTuesday floating around the Internet. What is #GivingTuesday? And how does it affect GuideStar's most highly viewed Nonprofit Profiles? We were curious to find out, too!