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BetterGiving Nonprofit Database

Introduced at The San Diego Foundation in 2010, BetterGiving is an online database of information that has been used to inform donor giving. Since last summer, we have been evaluating how we can better fulfill our philanthropic mission for the San Diego region and we've made some changes in our services and partnerships. One such change is that, effective July 1, 2015, we will phase out the BetterGiving program to transition to an internal platform that facilitates better information sharing and data-driven decision making.

We encourage nonprofits to update or complete their existing BetterGiving portraits by June 30 as the information you provide will be loaded to your organization’s GuideStar Exchange report on July 1. GuideStar is a free, universal, accessible tool and an excellent way for nonprofits to share their organization’s information not only with TSDF but with countless other funders, donors and agencies that use the platform for their own research purposes.

If your organization has a BetterGiving portrait but has recently updated Guidestar Exchange Report, contact Amanda Lasik at to alert us. We will refrain from copying the information from BetterGiving to GuideStar to avoid overwriting your updated information.

If your organization does not have a BetterGiving portrait but wants to share information with The Foundation, we encourage you to build a GuideStar report. Visit and follow the instructions and tips for ‘claiming your organization’s report.’

If you have started or completed your BetterGiving portrait and want to update it by June 30, 2015 Login to your portrait.

If you have any questions regarding BetterGiving, the transition, or what actions your organization should take, contact Amanda Lasik.