The GuideStar Blog retired September 9, 2019. We invite you to visit its replacement, the Candid Blog. You’re also welcome to browse or search the GuideStar Blog archives. Onward!

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Where to Begin: Candid Resources to Help You Support the Causes You Care About

A few days ago, my bank statement showed me that I’ve been making two recurring donations each month to the exact same social justice organization. With so much happening in the world, so many crises to defuse, and so many causes to support, I hadn’t even realized I’d set up these duplicate contributions. 

I’m guessing I’m not the only one feeling a bit disorganized these days. We have resources (be they money, time, or skills) to contribute to the issues we care about. We know we want to help. Maybe we start with a Google search, or browsing through Facebook. Perhaps we find what we’re looking for, but chances are we wind up easily overwhelmed. We keep coming back to the same question: where do I begin? At your local Funding Information Network (FIN) location, you can start getting some answers. 


Changing the Way Candid Serves You

Announcing Foundation Center and GuideStar had joined forces was just the beginning—now the real work of being Candid has started. We're busy combining operations on a number of fronts, and starting up new and exciting projects, too. I mentioned one of our most important initiatives in a previous post: the transition from our four regional library centers to our 400+ Funding Information Network (FIN) partner locations. We've received some thoughtful questions about what this evolution might mean for you.


Candid In Your Community

As you may have already heard, Foundation Center joined forces with GuideStar to become Candid! Please read our press release for more context on the combining of our two organizations.