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Of the Columbus Foundation, PowerPhilanthropy, DonorEdge®, and GuideStar

The Columbus Foundation, one of the nation's largest community foundations, has launched PowerPhilanthropy, an on-line resource designed to connect people with high-quality information about local nonprofit organizations.

Based on the DonorEdge® community leadership process developed by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, PowerPhilanthropy features detailed profiles of more than 300 organizations from the Central Ohio region.

PowerPhilanthropy is available for use by the general public, with expanded information offered to the foundation's donors. Users can create personal accounts that facilitate secure and easy on-line giving.

What is GuideStar's connection to PowerPhilanthropy? GuideStar has partnered with the community foundations of the DonorEdge Learning Community in the interest of creating more grassroots, community-strengthening on-line resources. Currently, seven community foundations, including the Columbus Foundation, have adopted the DonorEdge process to serve their regions more effectively. Several other community foundations have also expressed interest in becoming part of the DonorEdge Learning Community.

GuideStar is working with DonorEdge to create a new generation of scalable, sustainable technology that can be replicated across the country. By creating regional knowledge banks that facilitate effective philanthropy, the DonorEdge-GuideStar alliance seeks to increase charitable giving, build public trust in the nonprofit sector, teach donors how to become smarter charitable investors, and help nonprofits successfully communicate the differences they are making in their communities.

Learn More at COF in May

If you're going to be at the Council on Foundations Leadership Summit in National Harbor, Maryland (near Washington, D.C.), May 4-7, stop by the GuideStar exhibit. See more information about attending the Leadership Summit >

Learn More in Kansas City in June

Join us at the 2008 GuideStar DonorEdge Community Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, June 17-18. Watch the GuideStar Newsletter and GuideStar on the Road for more information.

Patrick Ferraro, April 2008
© 2008, Philanthropic Research, Inc. (GuideStar)

Patrick Ferraro is a freelance writer in Seoul, Korea, and a former editor of the Newsletter.
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