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Focusing your impact:
A conversation with GuideStar President and CEO, Jacob Harold

This past September, Vanguard Charitable launched the GuideStar National Nonprofit Directory to account advisors, providing a built-in tool for effective research and review of millions of charities across the country. The directory, included as part of the online granting process for Vanguard Charitable donors, allows users to create targeted searches for nonprofits using 12 distinct filters, including geographic location, focus area, and GuideStar seal of transparency.

We sat down with Jacob Harold, president and CEO of GuideStar, to discuss how donors can utilize this tool to elevate their giving decision making and increase their philanthropic impact.

GuideStar interview video clips:




How donors can use the National Nonprofit Directory to search for charities and evaluate their effectiveness. (9:00)




How donors can use this tool to bring their philanthropy to the next level. (2:53)




Advice and guidance for balancing reactive and proactive giving—and planning for the future. (6:48)




The next steps for donors, using the information provided in the directory. (2:14)




View the full interview. (21:15)



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