MEDIA ALERT: GuideStar Hosts Free Webinar about Why Participation in the GuideStar Exchange Is Important

Release date: January 6, 2011

What: Please join us for the free webinar "Why It Is Important for YOU to Be Part of the GuideStar Exchange"

Who: Host: GuideStar USA, Inc.—the leading source of nonprofit information

Presenters: José Fernández is the director of the GuideStar Exchange, GuideStar's program that encourages nonprofits to share up-to-date information about their missions, programs, leadership teams, and social impact. Before joining GuideStar, José was a program manager at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, where he assisted in the development of two niche social networks and managed the development of the grants database GrantsNet.

Jordan Faires leads the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation grants management team. Under his leadership, the grants management team coordinates and streamlines the process of making and monitoring grants, improves budgeting, enriches analysis, and expands the Foundation's use of grants management software and other relevant technology. Jordan has vast nonprofit and grants management experience, including in grants management software and data reconciliation.

Dolores Estrada is the manager of grants administration at The California Endowment. As manager Ms. Estrada oversees the administrative functions and policies of grant process and provides guidance on issues of document management and legal compliance review. Ms. Estrada began her career in philanthropy in 1999. While at The Endowment she has held several different positions starting with program assistant, senior program assistant, grants administration program administrator, and finally manager.

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 #GuideStarExchange.

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

When: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Why: GuideStar repeatedly asks nonprofits to update their GuideStar Exchange report as a primary method of promoting the transparency of their organizations. Join us for this free, one-hour webinar to learn more about:

  • GuideStar's partnerships;
  • how best to update a GuideStar Exchange profile;
  • how people use GuideStar's data;
  • how GuideStar Exchange information is shared with other important caused-based organizations; and
  • the benefits of participating in the GuideStar Exchange.

The California Endowment and The Conrad Hilton Foundation will join us to discuss how they use the GuideStar Exchange during the grantmaking process.

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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