My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for GuideStar, Williamsburg, VA, USA
Guidestar's new Website makes it even easier for bad charities to make themselves look good. What people will read on Guidestar is the charity's own marketing material about all the wonderful things they do. This will let even the worse charities make themselves look good.
Saying "goodbye" to admin overhead is a blank check for many charities to continue excessive fundraising expenses, overhead, and egregious executive salaries. The 990's will make little sense to anyone other than seasoned accountants or the most savvy financial readers.
It appears Guidestar is nothing more than a vehicle to enable clever charities to promote themselves. #shameful
Thanks for your feedback. I think questions 4 & 5 of The Overhead Myth FAQ can provide some guidance regarding your concerns: http://overheadmyth.com/faqs/#q4 GuideStar urges nonprofits and their supporters to push past financial metrics to share their actual progress and results with millions, for free, with GuideStar Platinum: https://learn.guidestar.org/platinum If you have concerns over the validity of information in our profiles, I encourage you to join the conversation surrounding that topic in The GuideStar Community: https://community.guidestar.org/message/5129 Best, Courtney Cherico, content Marketing Associate, GuideStar