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Current Articles

Articles by GuideStar staff and others about nonprofit issues, from IRS regulations to fundraising tips to insurance. Use the links on the left to view articles by year or topic.

September 2014
Benchmarks to Guide Your Grantseeking
September 2014
Celebrating Our Past, Looking to Our Future
September 2014
Fundraising Training Exercise: Building a Board Fundraising Ladder
September 2014
Giving Honest Feedback to Your Board on How They're Doing with Fundraising
September 2014
Questions I'm Most Often Asked About Keeping Your Donors for Life
August 2014
Making a Case: The Magic of the Word
August 2014
The New Donor Engagement Reality: A Shifting Definition in the Era of the Online Experience
August 2014
Registration Open for Fall 2014 IRS Charity Workshops
August 2014
Top 10 Major Donor Fundraising Trends for 2014-2015
August 2014
Top Five Damned Fool Questions about Charity Golf
July 2014
Fundraising Training Exercise: What Drew You to This Work?
July 2014
New 1023-EZ Form Makes Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Easier; Most Charities Qualify
July 2014
Questions I'm Most Often Asked About Raising Major Gifts
July 2014
The New Donor Engagement Reality: Bottom-Line Priorities for the Online Experience
July 2014
What Does Your Organization Do? How to Answer This Question with a Compelling Story
July 2014
What You Need To Know about Giving USA 2014
June 2014
Fundraising Questions I'm Most Often Asked
June 2014
Knowledge-Based Grantseeking: What Is It?
June 2014
Offers Wanted (in Donor Newsletters)
June 2014
Our Site Is Changing
June 2014
Three Questions to Ask before You Finalize That Fiscal Year Budget
June 2014
Three Steps to Move a First-Time Giver into a Major Donor
May 2014
Board Wrinkles: The Questions I'm Most Often Asked
May 2014
Five Steps to Starting an Endowment: Even Smaller Nonprofits Can
May 2014
A Framework to Communicate Philanthropy
May 2014
Fundraising Training Exercise: Where's the Money?
May 2014
Seven Ways to Avoid Toxicity in the Workplace
May 2014
Stay the Course to Raise Major Gifts
April 2014
Establishing CEO Compensation
April 2014
Is It Time for a Murder Board?
April 2014
Just Getting On Board or Getting Up to Speed?
April 2014
Mixed Reports on Nonprofit Fundraising and Welfare
April 2014
Most People Skim. Few Read Deep.
April 2014
The Questions I'm Most Often Asked About Donor Communications
March 2014
Fundraising Training Exercise: Where Do You Stand? Fundraising Continuums
March 2014
Getting Started as a Fundraising Trainer
March 2014
High-Speed Trends in Philanthropy: An Oxymoron
March 2014
Nonprofit Insurance Coverage: You Need More Than a Directors and Officers Policy
March 2014
Questions I'm Most Often Asked about Boards and Fundraising
March 2014
Stuck with Impossible Goals? Here's Help!
February 2014
Five Perennial Nonprofit Management Issues
February 2014
Five Tips for Planning Your Next Fundraising Event
February 2014
The "Gillette Miracle": How a Hospital Foundation Increased Giving to Its Newsletter by 1,000 Percent
February 2014
Informing Regulators When You Alter Your Mission
February 2014
Questions I'm Most Often Asked about Cultivating Donors
January 2014
Questions I'm Most Often Asked about Direct Mail Fundraising
January 2014
The 2013 GuideStar Newsletter Top 10
January 2014
A Few Bad Apples Bruise the Brand of the Entire Sector
January 2014
Free VolunteerMatch Benefit for GuideStar Exchange Gold and Silver Participants
January 2014
Interview with GuideStar President and CEO Jacob Harold
January 2014
New Options for Automatically Revoked Organizations to Apply for Reinstatement
January 2014
State Registration Requirements for Fundraising
January 2014
This ONE Thing Will Transform Your Marketing and Fundraising in 2014