Washington, DC—GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, announced that Adrian Bordone has joined its leadership team as vice president, strategic partnerships. Adrian will help lead GuideStar's strategic growth as it strengthens its work in service to the many stakeholders of the nonprofit sector. He will oversee all of GuideStar's revenue streams, including field sales, e-commerce, the GuideStar Membership Program, and fundraising.
"I am delighted to welcome Adrian to GuideStar," said Jacob Harold, GuideStar's president and CEO. "Our paths have crossed for years, and I am excited to work more closely with him as a member of our team. Adrian has an energy and enthusiasm for the work that is infectious. He is a recognized leader who offers a unique combination of technical acumen, business experience, sector intelligence, and a well-documented commitment to nonprofit organizational performance and impact."
As co-founder of Social Solutions, Adrian helped establish the sector as a marketplace committed to using data to generate intelligence that improved results for individuals, families, and communities. More than 15,000 nonprofit organizations use Social Solutions' software across the United States and internationally. Adrian's experience complements GuideStar's drive to provide the scaffolding for transformational leadership in the sector through its data-based products and services. He also brings keen insights into the practical needs of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, as well as the businesses that are built to serve them, having worked with thousands of them during his tenure at Social Solutions. Before co-founding Social Solutions, Adrian taught suspended and expelled middle school students and led adult literacy and workforce development organizations in Baltimore.
"I am excited to join the GuideStar team," Adrian stated. "I think anyone who knows me will understand my attraction to GuideStar's motto of Better Data, Better Decisions, Better World. GuideStar is a trusted source of data and intelligence for the sector and has a solid track record of creating products that help people make better decisions about the nonprofits they choose to support. I look forward to helping GuideStar build on this strong foundation."
GuideStar uses its earned revenue model to support its mission of increasing transparency in the nonprofit sector. Increases in revenue allow open access to its information for the 99.9 percent of visitors who use guidestar.org for free.
GuideStar, www.guidestar.org, is the world's largest source of nonprofit information, connecting people and organizations with data on 2.4 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. Each year, more than 7 million people, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media, use GuideStar data to make intelligent decisions about the social sector. GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles are populated with information from the IRS, directly from nonprofits, and via other partners in the nonprofit sector. In addition, users see GuideStar data on more than 160 philanthropic websites and applications. GuideStar is itself a 501(c)(3) public charity.