Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dear YNPN member,

The San Diego Foundation is pleased to announce a new resource under development for our communities. BetterGiving is a powerful online tool to inform, empower and enrich charitable giving in the region--benefiting donors, nonprofits and the community at large. The underlying database provides access to information about local nonprofits, including financial, governance and programmatic details.

Powered by GuideStar, and supported by foundation staff, data is assembled into information and, over time, matures into a deep knowledge base of nonprofit organizations, providing essential services for the Greater San Diego region. For more information, please visit

Benefits for Nonprofits

· Simplifies application process to local funders and saves nonprofits time in completing applications
· Connects donors with nonprofits
· Creates awareness of your organization with potential donors
· Tells your story at all levels: management, program, and finances
· Advances the nonprofit community in San Diego by strengthening individual organizations and providing a resources to analyze need
· Provides a self-assessment tool to drive internal improvements

To get started: Visit the BetterGiving website at and click on “Request a portrait for your organization.”

We will email your login and password along with other documents prior to the training. You will need to complete the pre-portrait before the date of your training. Directions on receiving a copy of the pre-portrait are available at

*We are excited to work with your organization on this initiative. If you are not the most appropriate person to receive this email, please forward it to that staff member, such as the grant writer or the individual who updates your GuideStar profile.

If you have questions, please contact Lori Finch at 619-235-2300 or email

Best wishes,

The BetterGiving Team

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