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Does running your nonprofit feel a bit overwhelming?

grassrootsMost nonprofit leaders wear so many hats that deciding where to focus their time and energy can feel very overwhelming!

The list can seem endless: enhancing your organization’s image and accountability, board meetings, audits, payroll, fund development, program development, marketing, public relations, staff management, etc. Sound familiar? One thing is certain in our technology driven society: big dividends come from your efforts to prepare and showcase your organization in its best light to clients, donors, and the community you serve.

We’re helping to strengthen nonprofits by leveraging technology and transparency!

A new partnership between GuideStar and will soon offer exclusive free tools and services to GuideStar Exchange participants who have taken the time to become more transparent and have provided GuideStar with the required information. Exclusive free tools and services from will include free premium web hosting, web builder, search engine optimization (SEO) consulting, and social venture consulting. In addition, members will be able to take advantage of other free tools for leaders like web design, graphic design, virtual office, fund development, language translation, e-commerce mall, web security, web filtration, social media management, and password management. membership is free and allows nonprofit leaders to not only to access our free toolbox, but also become members of a unique online community that aligns nonprofits with volunteers, business sponsors and donors, and highlights each nonprofit. The community facilitates discussion, collaborating, project recruiting, and resource sharing, and provides a forum for sharing new ideas and best practices. Nonprofit leaders can seek out available resources from other nonprofits, volunteers, businesses and donors on a local, regional or national level who seek to donate their time, talent and resources.

The GuideStar Exchange program is deeply rooted in recent research that showed us that donors, funders, and the public want to know the full story of a nonprofit – not just their financials. The GuideStar Exchange gives nonprofits a chance to tell their own story, in their own way. It is the only program that allows nonprofits to supplement the public information that is available from the IRS.

Don’t want to wait to take advantage of’s free services? Just visit and benefit from our toolbox today!

Raymond Henderson Raymond Henderson

The above is a guest post from Raymond Henderson, executive director of, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 and GuideStar's newest partner. offers free technology tools and resources to thousands of nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada. Raymond has served as an executive director in the nonprofit sector since 1999 and has received multiple honors and awards.

Topics: Nonprofit Leadership and Practice