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What if there were no nonprofits?


Chances are you’re reading this blog because you care about nonprofits. Whether you work for a nonprofit, sit on the board, provide professional services, volunteer, or donate money, you’re probably very passionate about a charitable cause.

And you should be. All Americans – and millions of people around the world – are touched by nonprofits. Our children attend nonprofit schools. Our loved ones receive care in not-for-profit hospitals. Our air, water, and lands are protected by nonprofits.

But how do you know which nonprofit is “best” for you? Identifying the right charity to donate your time and money to can be overwhelming — or you can turn to GuideStar. GuideStar gathers and disseminates comprehensive, objective, and trustworthy information. Your best and most confident decisions are made when you have the best information at your fingertips.

We invite you to join us in empowering these organizations to continue their good works. Every day we provide a platform for nonprofits to update their profiles on GuideStar and partner sites to reach the broadest audience possible. Every day we help nonprofits benchmark their performance and research sources of support. And most importantly, every day we offer nonprofits the opportunity to receive donations directly from our site, so they can continue making a difference in your community.

We care about nonprofits, and so do you. Join us on our journey – please consider making a contribution to our efforts today.

The preceding is a guest post from Kelly Whalen, GuideStar’s Chief Development Officer.

Topics: Nonprofit Programs Donations