A number of great companies, organizations, and groups have tailored their work to meet the needs of nonprofit organizations. In order to provide deep benefits and resources to participants of the free GuideStar Exchange, we have partnered with the groups listed on this page. Depending on your organization's needs, you might consider exploring the services and products these groups offer.
What Is the GuideStar Exchange?
The GuideStar Exchange is our free program that allows nonprofits to manage their profiles on GuideStar, demonstrate commitment to transparency, and connect with GuideStar's vast audience of funders and donors. There are three levels of participation, dictated by how much information nonprofits supply.
Discounts Available to GuideStar Exchange Gold and Silver Participants
If you are a GuideStar Exchange Gold or Silver participant, take advantage of these benefits by logging into GuideStar, going to your GuideStar Exchange report, and clicking on Benefits.
Savings on Credit Card Donation Processing Fees from the Corrington Group
Save on your credit card donation processing fees with the Corrington Group. More donors are making contributions to their favorite charities via credit cards online. Unfortunately, credit card processing fees can be as high as 5% of the donation. GuideStar is excited to offer a discount opportunity for GuideStar Exchange Silver and Gold participants. The Corrington Group allows nonprofits to combine their buying power to reduce the cost of the credit card fees. This means you'll pay less for processing a donation via credit cards and your organization will receive more of the donation. And there are no membership fees for Guidestar Exchange Silver and Gold participants!
Limited time only: Discount Enrollment in FMA's Certified Nonprofit Accounting
Professional (CNAP) Online Course and Accelerated Online CNAP
For a limited time (through October 2014), FMA is offering discounted enrollment in FMA's Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) Online Courses. CNAP Online offers those on the nonprofit financial management and accounting front line comprehensive training on financial reporting, internal controls, budget development, governance, IRS Form 990, and more. GuideStar Exchange Gold and Silver participants receive 40% off the fall online CNAP course or a new Accelerated Online CNAP, a savings of more than $300. Be sure to also check out FMA's free library of resources for nonprofits.
Foundation Center Fundraising Tools
Special Offer for All Nonprofits
Now through January 31, 2015, buy 3 months of Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and get 1 month free (new subscriptions only). FDO is the leading online database for grants research. With more than 120,000 grantmaker profiles and nine databases, FDO will help you find new prospects, expand funding partnerships, and stay up to date on current donors. It's just what you need to prepare for fundraising in 2015.
How to Take Advantage of This Offer
- Visit the Foundation Center website
- Select "Professional" on the chart
- Select "Special Offer: Pre-pay 3 Months, Get 1 Free $539.85" from payment cycle tab
- Proceed to checkout
GuideStar Exchange Silver and Gold participants also qualify for discounts on the Foundation Center's in-person classes and webinar trainings.
Grassroots.org Technology Tools
Grassroots.org helps nonprofit organizations succeed by leveraging technology to accelerate their charitable efforts. They do this by offering an array of free technology tools and services that are easy to implement and manage. Four of Grassroots.org's technology tools are now available only to GuideStar Exchange Silver and Gold level participants: free Web hosting, free nonprofit website builder, free nonprofit search engine optimization, and free strategic planning consulting.
PhilanTrack Grantseeking Tool
helps nonprofits manage all their grant-related information in one centralized online location to help nonprofits get more grants®
. GuideStar Exchange Silver participants can get a 10% discount and GuideStar Exchange Gold participants can get a 20% discount (on both the one-time setup fee and the annual or monthly license fee) when registering for a PhilanTrack account. Access a suite of tools to find new sources of grant funding, manage relationships with funders, write grant proposals, and create progress reports more efficiently by easily reusing information from past proposals and reports, and more. Discount valid for NEW PhilanTrack customers only.
VolunteerMatch Recruitment Tools
VolunteerMatch helps you recruit great volunteers with easy-to-use tools, trainings, and resources. As the Web's largest volunteer-engagement network, VolunteerMatch makes it easier for good people and good causes to connect. GuideStar Exchange Silver and Gold participants receive VolunteerMatch's premium recruitment tools for free for one year.
Send Us Your Suggestions
Wish you could receive discounts on other products or services your organization currently pays for? E-mail your suggestions to us, and we'll see if we can partner with those companies/organizations!