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Get Ready, Get Set, Go! For Guidestar Gold

Every U.S. nonprofit has a Guidestar profile, but fewer than 3% have the Guidestar seal of transparency.

Yet, with a little guidance, a little information, and in as little as 15 minutes, you can earn a Guidestar seal of transparency for your nonprofit.

With a little more information, and a little more time, you'll be ready to Go for the Gold!

In this introductory and interactive session, you'll learn the basics of Guidestar and get on the path to earning the seal of transparency for your nonprofit.

TARGET AUDIENCE Nonprofit Staff
EXPERIENCE LEVEL Any
FORMAT Presentation
DURATION 1 Hour

Participant Outcomes

You can expect to learn the following:

  • What is Guidestar?
  • Who uses it and what are they looking for?
  • Why you want the Guidestar seal of transparency
  • The surprising benefit of having the seal of transparency
  • What you need to know before you can get the Bronze, Silver, and Gold seals

All participants will also receive an easy-to-use checklist. This checklist will help you collect the information you need to complete your nonprofit's Guidestar profile and earn the Gold seal of transparency.


What People Say About This Workshop

Should be mandatory for all nonprofits to attend!! Excellent speaker and most interactive session I attended the entire conference.

This was the best and most applicable session I attended. I literally have procrastinated on doing this for years because I thought I didn't have time. Thank you for enlightening me!

I knew it was important to be on Guidestar, but I had no idea it was so easy. We went from a profile with little to no information to Gold almost in the blink of an eye!


About the Instructor

Laura Rhodes is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, Certified Grant Writer, and fundraising trainer who has 20 years of experience working with – and for – nonprofits. As a former program officer with an international corporate foundation, Laura brings a unique perspective to the grant seeking process. She knows what works, what doesn't, and why.


Upcoming Dates for this Program

No events are currently scheduled. Contact Laura to schedule an event in your area.


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