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A Gift to GuideStar is a Gift to the Entire Nonprofit Sector


At GuideStar, our efforts are focused on revolutionizing philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. At the end of the day, we want nonprofits to be as effective as possible, and we want donors to be able to easily determine which organizations with missions they care about are the most effective.

Whether you use GuideStar to make your year-end personal charitable contributions or to award a major grant, we hope you’ll consider the value of GuideStar’s contributions to improving the nonprofit sector. It is in the spirit of this commitment to philanthropy that I humbly ask for your small donation to continue our important work. Your donation allows us to continue to offer most of our information to users at no charge, a vital part of our mission as a nonprofit ourselves. Please check back here as I provide continual updates on our progress, and our steps forward on behalf of philanthropy nationwide.

I also want to extend my personal thanks to everyone who has dug deep and already contributed to GuideStar. I know times aren’t easy for anyone right now, and the fact that we are worthy of your donation is a resounding endorsement of everyone’s efforts at GuideStar.

As always, thank you for your time and energy on behalf of the sector and the causes you care about, and may the blessings of the season be upon you.

Bob.jpgThe preceding is a guest post by Bob Ottenhoff,  Chief Executive of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. With an entrepreneurial spirit, strong technology focus, and a quest to make an impact in the world, Bob has the ability to take an organization and lead it into strong performance, sustainability, and industry leadership.

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