GuideStar Best Practices with San Diego Nonprofit Leadership Forum

GuideStar Platinum

 GuideStar Best Practices: Results Over Ratios

“How to Utilize GuideStar Platinum to Share Your Nonprofit’s Progress”

The San Diego Nonprofit Leadership Forum was established with the help of Plumb, First Republic Bank, Nonprofit Management Solutions and The San Diego Foundation to offer quarterly educational presentations to enhance the success of San Diego nonprofit organizations.

Join us for a complimentary lunch and informative discussion, featuring Eva Nico, Senior Director of Nonprofit Programs for GuideStar.


Event Details:

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time: 11:30AM – 1:00PM 

Location: The San Diego Foundation: 2508 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA  92106


GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.  Their in-depth profiles provide nonprofits with the information they need to make smart decisions, build connections and learn from each other to achieve their missions. 

It is with much anticipation that GuideStar presents their Platinum level.  This newest version allows nonprofits to push past financial metrics to share their actual progress, stories and results with millions – for free.

Get a demonstration on how GuideStar Platinum enables nonprofits to share the metrics that matter most to them!  For example, if your organization runs a homeless shelter, you could share the number of people who are no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of your efforts.  Or if your organization works in microfinance, you could report on the number of loans issued.

Learn how to earn a Platinum Seal of Transparency.  Organizations can pick from GuideStar’s Common Results Catalog (with nearly 700 metrics that were curated with the help of close to 100 expert sources), or you can create your own metrics to best reflect your work.  Most importantly, share or track those metrics that matter most to your nonprofit. This allows for clarity and shows the difference your organization is making over time.  It’s easy to do and available to all nonprofits for free! 

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Speaker Bio:

Eva Nico, Senior Director of Nonprofit Programs, GuideStarGuideStar

Eva is GuideStar’s in-house expert on nonprofit strategy and evaluation issues.  She works with nonprofits and GuideStar’s product team to define programs and features that help individuals and organizations make better decisions. Her goal is to have over 100,000 nonprofits share their full story using the GuideStar Profile.

In her role, Eva also advocates for greater transparency and use of data among nonprofits and for solutions to address “The Overhead Myth”.  She has over 12 years of experience in strategic planning and evaluation in the social sector, having worked on complex social issues in health, education, and community vitality at FSG Social Impact Advisors and Mckinsey & Company.  Eva has a B.S. in Physics from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D in Physics from Oxford University.

Eva can be reached at:


About Plumb:

In an increasingly competitive environment, the financial statements are growing to be as important as the cause when it comes to fundraising and grants. Nonprofit accounting and reporting is complex and organizations cannot always justify the budget of a robust internal staff.  TAG can help mitigate that problem by offering outsourced nonprofit accounting services.

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  • Fund Accounting
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