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The tool to help you assess the health of your nonprofit is here!

The following is a post by Usma Ziard, GuideStar’s senior marketing manager. You can reach her at

Usma Ziard

How well do you know the financial health of your nonprofit? In today’s complex nonprofit world, understanding your organization’s financial health is more important and valuable than ever. Having Financial SCAN,, will help you assess your nonprofit’s health with a downloadable and printable personalized report that compares your organization to that of your peers.

Financial SCAN was developed through a partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) and is designed to help you tell your nonprofit story. This report will help you understand and gain insight into invaluable information that will help you define your path forward, provide data to help drive support from funders, and provide useful information to help you bring your organization into better balance. Where does your nonprofit stack up? Get the new standard everyone is talking about Financial SCAN

Usma Ziard is the senior marketing director at GuideStar. She has more than 12 years of strategic marketing planning execution experience in both the nonprofit and the for-profit world. Usma can offer insight to what really matters to help you do your jobs better and smarter.


  • Elizabeth Muguluma

June 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Hi Usma Ziard,

Do you outsource? Are you able to find me at least 12 executives to help me and respond to my outsourcing process research questionnaire for my dissertation writing; I may probably pay a small fee for their time.

Thank you

Elizabeth Muguluma

  • Usma Ziard

June 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Hello Elizabeth,
We actually don’t outsource as part of our business. Your project sounds very interesting and I hope you are able to find the right resources to help you complete your dissertation. Good Luck!

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