Every year more than nine million people turn to GuideStar to learn about nonprofits and the work they do. Let GuideStar help you and your grantees gain greater visibility and share their full story.
Your grantees will receive help to build out their Nonprofit Profiles to share information about their mission, programs & results.
Seals of Transparency
GuideStar staff will work with your grantees to earn Seals of Transparency based on the information added to their Profiles.
Your grantees will learn how to increase their organizations’ visibility and communicate the difference they are making.
why is it important
GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles offer U.S.-based nonprofits the chance to tell their full stories, to millions, for free. Nonprofits programmatic information offers context to their work and provides donors and funders information they need to make better philanthropic decisions.
Challenge Faced by Funders
Lack of Trust
A top concern among donors and funders is how nonprofits are using their charitable contributions. Without this, a lack of trust in nonprofits can develop. Yet, too often, it is difficult to find this information.
Challenge Faced by Nonprofits
For nonprofits, fundraising can be time-consuming and inefficient. They enter the same information again and again, diverting resources that could be more effectively spent on their missions.
GuideStar Profile Training
With GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles, organizations can tell their full stories, providing programmatic information and supplementing their IRS Form 990 data. Through Nonprofit Profile Training, foundations provide grantees with hands on support to update their profiles efficiently, and present their data in a compelling manner.
Time with a GuideStar rep on hand to walk through my Profile was invaluable.
It was nice to designate time to work on our profile without distractions. If we had a question, it was easily taken care of.
St. Francis Neighborhood Center
This training offers a way, beyond grantmaking, to build the capacity of our grantees.
Luther I. Replogle Foundation
how it works
You may host a workshop independently, work with other foundations in your region, or with foundations that have similar funding priorities. There are four easy steps to implement:
Greater transparency of nonprofits’ textured stories (going beyond basic financials)
Heightened visibility to millions who access GuideStar information
Improved fundraising and grant making efficiencies
Shared learning and networking among peers and with funders