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Nonprofit Coach: GuideStar & Foundation Center Merge to Form Candid: Learn Why!

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He lectures around the world but now is here for you. From the latest in charity news, technology, fundraising and social networking, Ted Hart and his guests help you maneuver through this economic downturn in the charitable sector to greater levels of efficiency and fundraising success. PAGE 2 GUEST EXPERT: Gabe Cohen is the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Candid. Born from the merger of Foundation Center and GuideStar, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Gabe leads a team responsible for telling Candid’s story, advancing its mission, and increasing adoption of its programs and products.

Two of the biggest information-sharing forces in the nonprofit sector just combined to create a new organization. It’s called, appropriately, Candid, a merger between the Foundation Center and GuideStar. For funders and nonprofits trying to better understand opportunity within the sector, the Foundation Center collects information on more than 13 million grants offered by 155,000 grantmakers. For nonprofits and would-be donors trying to understand the efforts of other cause groups, GuideStar has built an open database with profiles on 2.7 million active organizations.  “The name Candid goes back to the roots of both organizations . . . and also speaks to our approach to [sharing] information,” says Bradford Smith, who will become the president of Candid after previously serving as the president at Foundation Center. 

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