MEDIA ALERT: GuideStar Hosts Free Webinar for Community Foundations

Release date: October 19, 2010

What: Please join us for the free webinar "Community Foundations in the New Marketplace: Knowledge is the New Value Proposition."



  • Roxanne Jerde, Senior Vice President of Donor Relations and Education, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Mark Brewer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Foundation of Central Florida


  • Michelle Chapin, DonorEdge Project Director, Community Foundation of Central Florida
  • Lori Larson, Senior Director, GuideStar DonorEdge, GuideStar USA

Live Tweeting Encouraged: @GuideStarUSA encourages you to connect with other webinar participants, submit your questions to the host and speaker, and follow the online conversation by live tweeting using the identifier #donoredge.

Where: Space is limited! Register online today by visiting, clicking on "GuideStar Webinars," and then "Register Now."

When: Thursday, November 4, 2010
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Why: Mark Brewer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Foundation of Central Florida, and Roxie Jerde, Senior Vice President of Donor Relations and Education for the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, share their expertise and experience on how their organizations are achieving their missions and continuing their successes in the new philanthropic marketplace. Mark and Roxie will discuss the topics below as well as answer audience questions:

  • Creating community knowledge. This is central to community foundations' unique value proposition.
  • The rising importance of donor education and donor engagement through strategies and products to stay relevant in a changing market place and to reach a new generation of donors.
  • The central role for community foundations in driving philanthropy and leadership to improve their communities.

About GuideStar

GuideStar,—the premier source of nonprofit data—connects people and organizations with information on the programs and finances of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. GuideStar serves a wide audience inside and outside the nonprofit sector, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media.

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