It's Giving Tuesday, and nonprofits are reaching out to donors to share their stories of mission and impact and celebrate and encourage philanthropic giving.
As a nonprofit ourselves, GuideStar is inspired by the energy and excitement Giving Tuesday brings to the sector and its role in driving social change. As the largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, GuideStar is committed to making information on each of the 2.5 million nonprofit organizations in our database readily available so donors can make informed giving decisions.
GuideStar Is Your Nonprofit Resource
This year, we introduced new search functionality and redesigned Nonprofit Profile pages, making it easier to find the information you are looking for and explore a nonprofit’s profile. In fact, this year more than 7 million people have visited guidestar.org and conducted more than 19 million nonprofit searches. We are also accelerating our outreach to nonprofits, helping them share more comprehensive information about their missions, programs, governance, progress, and results through their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles. To date, more than 35,000 nonprofits have updated their profiles and received Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Seals of Transparency.
And our commitment to the sector continues to grow.
We plan to expand the collection of information about more nonprofits, and to ensure that this information is available wherever and whenever it is needed. The number of people accessing GuideStar’s data continues to grow as more donors, funders, and volunteers tap into the information through guidestar.org as well as through the websites and applications of our more than 215 data partners, including AmazonSmile, Paypal, and the leading donor-advised funds.
We Are the Nonprofit Serving All Nonprofits
GuideStar has been devoted to innovation, transparency, and effectiveness for more than 20 years. We believe that through better data, we can drive better decisions toward a better world.
As a nonprofit, our work depends on the generosity of donors and partners like you. So as you join in the excitement of Giving Tuesday and connect with the organizations and causes you believe in, we hope that you will remember the value GuideStar delivers and consider making a donation to us. Working together, we can—and will—create a better world.
Beth Suarez is GuideStar’s director of philanthropic relations. Beth came to GuideStar with 25 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and development, including positions with PBS, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Catholic Charities USA. She is active in the local nonprofit community and serves on various boards. You can reach Beth at email@example.com. Learn more about GuideStar’s Membership Program.