Tag Archives: GuideStar

Using transparency to market your nonprofit

by Ashley Kasprzak, JVA Consulting Perhaps because I heard legal stories almost daily growing up, I am drawn toward issues of organizational transparency and accountability. Over the last two years I have developed a training workshop on this topic called, … Continue reading

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Chile earthquake points to new trend in disaster relief

With Chile still writhing from last week’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake, there are tons of disaster relief agencies working to raise money and send support and supplies. As with Haiti’s recent disaster, a familiar trend is surfacing: text giving. Much like … Continue reading

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Wyclef Jean’s charity—a cautionary tale about the importance of nonprofit transparency

By Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting One thing I’ve always appreciated about Wyclef Jean—along with his music—is that he uses his fame to raise awareness for his home country of Haiti. In 2005, Wyclef used his resources as a music star … Continue reading

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Nonprofits urged to be more open

While almost all nonprofits have Web sites, few are using the reach of the Internet to adequately disclose information about their organizations, according to a new report from GuideStar mentioned in Philanthropy Journal. According to “The State of Nonprofit Transparency, … Continue reading

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