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Celebrate the Giving Season with GuideStar

With the giving season ahead of us and the holidays fast approaching, this time of year has a different meaning for each of us. At its core, the giving season is the culmination of what has been building within us all year: a desire to articulate and act upon the value we receive that in turn enriches our work, our relationships, and our lives. 


ExpressTaxExempt Launches Collaboration with GuideStar to Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Organizations Granted New Opportunities with ExpressTaxExempt & GuideStar Partnership

SPAN Enterprises, parent company of ExpressTaxExempt, is excited to announce the launch of Express990 in collaboration with GuideStar. Express990 allows nonprofits to seamlessly export their completed IRS Form 990, 990-EZ, and 990-PF returns to be viewed on GuideStar.


Don’t Be Shy—Tell Us How GuideStar Has Helped You!

As every nonprofit knows, the ability to tell your story is key in communicating your organization’s mission and impact to your audience. But what happens when your mission is focused on helping users get the nonprofit information they need and providing nonprofits with a platform to share their impact story with the world? You are left with a hole in how your organization can communicate its own story about the incredible work you do. 


Charity Navigator and GuideStar: Working Together to Move Beyond Overhead

When I am asked about Charity Navigator I often joke that they are a “frenemy” of GuideStar. But the truth is that they are a friend. We’ve worked on projects together and have an amicable relationship. Our two organizations joined with the BBB Wise Giving Alliance in 2013 to launch the Overhead Myth campaign, a collective attempt to shift the conversation about nonprofit performance away from financial ratios ... and toward programmatic results.


Charity Navigator and GuideStar Announce First of Its Kind Collaboration to Publish Charity Results

Sector leaders unite to share insights about results, outcomes, and impact

Today Charity Navigator and GuideStar have launched their first-ever collaboration for publishing charity results and progress data. The new initiative will allow the two industry giants to work together and advance the discussion of impact measurement among nonprofit organizations while minimizing burden on nonprofits.


GuideStar Then and Now: The Impact of a “Simple” Idea

On September 6, 1994, a new business opened in an office park in Williamsburg, Virginia. Philanthropic Research, Inc. (PHR), sought to transform philanthropy by gathering nonprofit information and making it available to donors. PHR was a for-profit entity staffed by five people (founder Buzz Schmidt and four employees).

Not surprisingly, a lot has changed in the past 23 years.


Nonprofits I Love: GuideStar

Editor's note: We were humbled yesterday to read a message from Dan Pallotta identifying GuideStar as a nonprofit he loves. We're excited that he's excited about our mission and thank him for allowing us to share his kind words here.

Hi Everyone,

I have seen the future of philanthropy and it is GuideStar. They have the potential to transform the world’s relationship to giving.


Give the Gift of Giving in 2016

December 31 is your final opportunity to make a 2016 tax-deductible contribution while making an impact on the individuals, communities, and organizations served by the nonprofit sector.


Celebrate Giving Tuesday with GuideStar

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.


Follow-up to the End of “Slacktivism” Webinar by Spencer Whelan

 

Below is a follow-up to the questions submitted during the June 7 webinar on motivating donors to take real action online with Spencer Whelan, Director of Marketing and Communications, KIMBIA. To view or hear a live recording of the presentation, please click here.