GreatNonprofits provides the best way to understand the work of nonprofit organizations—through users’ eyes, not simple numerical ratios.
We include stakeholder reviews on GuideStar nonprofit reports very purposefully.
The stakeholders of an organization are a terrific barometer of its performance, and one of the several pieces of information that we encourage people to consider when evaluating charities.
When we are exhausted, frustrated, and ready to give up, reading our reviews inspires us.
Our new rankings come just in time for the charitable giving season.
Our rankings of highest-performing nonprofits are a great, easy way for donors to feel really comfortable with their charitable decision making.
Impact-oriented donors can save a ton of time and energy finding the best nonprofits to support this holiday season thanks to these rankings.
In combination with audited financials and organization and project budgets, Financial SCAN paints a powerful, comprehensive and visual picture of risks and opportunities associated with a potential grant.
Financial SCAN focuses on statistics and trends that have a far greater influence than overhead on a nonprofit's overall financial health and capacity to deliver excellent programs.
Financial SCAN subscribers are using the reports as a starting point for more productive conversations about how to improve the strength and stability of organizations for the ultimate benefit of the missions they serve.
When we understand how money connects to mission results, we unlock new opportunities to make the most of resources and improve social outcomes.
Simplify allows grantees to keep their current data in one place so it’s easier to maintain and share information, and it allows funders to easily access this information, streamlining their grant application process.
Simply enables grantmakers to get quality data, grantees save valuable time, and everyone benefits from a more efficient process.
We’re thrilled to partner with TAG on this seamless, automated information flow that allows funders and grantees to manage the grantmaking process more efficiently.
Simplify is the center of information integration.
It’s getting harder and harder for nonprofits to break through the giving season clutter, but organizations have a much better chance if they focus on what donors really care about: results.
By taking a moment to share how it’s meeting its mission, a nonprofit can be confident that it is providing the best information to donors and funders.
Taking a few minutes to look into the nonprofit that piques your interest before you donate can go a long way when it comes to making sure you are giving to the right charity.
Minnesota traditionally receives high marks in education, yet there are significant achievement gaps between white students and students of color and low-income students.
We hope that this list of high-impact nonprofits will help others find organizations that are making great strides in closing the achievement gap in Minnesota.
Throughout this research, it has been eye opening to discover all of the innovative ways that Minnesota nonprofits support at-risk youth of all ages.
Expert-driven recommendations have tremendous potential to improve the pace of social change.
Miz and Evan come to GuideStar at a crucial time in our evolution as an organization.
We’re stepping up our work to ensure that the stakeholders of social change have the information they need to make good decisions.
When I began looking for my next professional adventure, I immediately thought of GuideStar.
I am excited to put my expertise in the intersection of nonprofit management, stakeholder engagement, and technology to good use for GuideStar.
Our one-of-a-kind expert crowd-sourcing methodology allows donors and funders to easily find the nonprofits making the biggest difference in their missions.
We all give with our hearts, but unless we give with our heads, that money could go to waste, which in this economy is untenable.
For those looking to support reproductive health, rights, and justice; workforce development; and childhood health and nutrition, our new rankings of the top nonprofits in these cause areas provide a map for donors and funders looking to support the highest-performing nonprofits.
GuideStar and the Foundation Center each serve as strategic partners for those in the social sector working to create a better world.
As more and more nonprofits and grantmakers join us in sharing data, spreading solutions, and telling their stories, a virtuous circle is emerging.
Now we also stand as partners to each other, so that we can learn from our respective successes and experiences, build our own capacity through collaboration, develop joint resources to serve the sector better, and deliver more solutions to strengthen nonprofits’ and grantmakers’ impact.
Working together will help the social sector work better.
Our 2013 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report tells us that, in most cases, executive compensation increases were somewhat higher in 2011 for incumbent CEOs than in 2010.
Still, compensation increases have not yet reached levels seen before the ‘Great Recession’.”
Our annual compensation report provides important information to help nonprofits explain to stakeholders that their compensation practices are appropriate.
One of many benefits for organizations answering Charting Impact's questions is that the process encourages deep, meaningful conversations with stakeholders about the impact the organization has made, will make, and how to bridge the gaps.
I am delighted that the Charting Impact reporting tool is now embedded in the GuideStar Exchange, extending our important partnership.
The integration of Charting Impact into our GuideStar Exchange program reduces the information-sharing burden on nonprofits.
This partnership with Grassroots.org is a major boost to our GuideStar Exchange program because we know nonprofits are under-resourced and need support.
Grassroots.org offers free technology tools and resources to thousands of nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada.
We overhauled our GuideStar Exchange to align with what our Money for Good II research showed: that donors, institutional funders, and financial advisors want to know basic, financial, and impact and effectiveness information about nonprofits.
Nonprofits will benefit from our new interface, which makes information sharing less burdensome. That is a key concern that we hear from nonprofits.
The overhaul of our GuideStar Exchange is really our first step in creating a standard for nonprofit information collection in the sector.
GuideStar Premium Pro provides richer search capabilities and even more nonprofit informationt by building on the already rich tool set that users have come to expect from our much loved GuideStar Premium product.
GuideStar Premium Pro gives users the ability to hone in on the nonprofits they are searching based on finances.
We hope the Overhead Myth campaign will inspire nonprofits to focus on results, not ratios, when engaging with donors and funders.
Through this campaign we want to encourage donors to give with their heads as well as their hearts, and consider the whole picture when determining which charities to support.
The people and communities served by charities don’t need low overhead, they need high performance.
I encourage nonprofits and their supporters across the country to visit www.overheadmyth.com.