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A Meaningful Way to Give This Holiday Season

It’s the last day to nominate a local nonprofit for a chance to win a $20,000 grant. 

Have We Forgotten Anyone?


Each year, The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize extraordinary leaders who demonstrate what makes California great. They display both a commitment and a record of success in improving people’s lives, creating opportunity, and contributing to a better California.

Honoring Nonprofit CFOs

The Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards honor financial professionals who have made extraordinary efforts to support and maintain the mission of their organizations, often creating innovative ways to do so. This annual event recognizes and honors the contributions of nonprofit financial executives who demonstrate a vision for operational excellence, innovation in finance and management, and exceptional leadership and commitment to improving accountability and financial reporting. The CFO Awards recognize the often unsung leadership role CFOs have in the important works nonprofits do, working generally behind the scene as a key supporter of the executive director, to keep the organization moving forward.

Public Interest Registry Announces .ORG Website Makeover Contest

Do you want to chance to have experts newly design or redesign your website...for free? Now is your chance!

CLASSY Awards 2012

The following is a post by Diana Hand, GuideStar’s senior marketing manager.

Nominate your tagline for the 2012 Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Posted By Lindsay Nichols on July 2nd, 2012

Giving Season Giveaway Winners Share Their Experience

Last week, the winner of the GuideStar-KIMBIA 2011 Giving Season Giveaway, Golden Gate Basset Rescue (GGBR), received their check for $5000 and were nice enough to share their experience with us!

Want to Win $5,000 for Your Organization?

Guess what? GuideStar and KIMBIA have teamed up again this giving season for another contest! If your organization is a 501(c)(3) public charity or private operating foundation then it could be eligible to win $5000 in the GuideStar-KIMBIA 2011 Giving Contest. The contest runs from November 1 to December 31. Here’s how to participate: