Has your organization earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal? If it has, then you're in luck: thanks to a new partnership between GuideStar and the Foundation Center, you can get discounts on two of the Foundation Center's premier fundraising products and services.
Don't have the Seal yet? Don't despair. Just complete the required fields in the GuideStar Exchange Form, and the Seal will be yours. There's no charge; the only cost to you is the time it takes to gather the information and complete the form.
Once you have the Seal, you can take advantage of the following discounts by clicking Benefits on the Update Nonprofit Report page.
Save 10% on Foundation Directory Online
GuideStar Exchange Seal holders are entitled to a 10 percent discount on annual and biennial subscriptions to Foundation Directory Online (new subscriptions only). The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is the leading online database for grants research. With more than 100,000 grantmaker profiles and nine databases, FDO will help you find new prospects, expand funding partnerships, and stay up to date on current donors. FDO is updated weekly and meticulously cross-referenced through multiple sources, including 990s, funder Web sites, and an annual survey of leading U.S. foundations, to ensure the quality and reliability of the data.
Save 20% on Grantseeker Training
GuideStar Exchange Seal holders are entitled to a 20 percent discount on any of the Foundation Center's in-person classes (excluding the Grantseeker Training Institute). These comprehensive grantseeker training courses touch on several topics, including proposal writing, budgeting, fundraising techniques, and building a healthy, lasting organization. The courses are designed and taught by Ivy League professors, executive directors, and grantmakers; range from one to five days; and include workbooks and worksheets to share with others at your nonprofit.
Resources to Help You Update Your Profile
Suzanne E. Coffman, October 2012
© 2012, GuideStar USA, Inc.
Suzanne Coffman is GuideStar's editorial director and editor of the GuideStar Newsletter.