Why stay up-to-date?

  • Nonprofit transparency is important. You’re doing good work, and you should share that good work with the Middle Tennessee community. GivingMatters.com is passionate about helping you tell your story in a way that provides others the confidence to invest in your organization.
  • Donors use GivingMatters.com to identify agencies that do the work that they find meaningful. Seeing a profile labeled as “Declined to Update” may be a red flag to them, and they may choose to donate to an organization who has completed their Annual Update.
  • Up-to-date profiles are also enabled to receive donations using our Donate Now widget. In 2016, this functionality processed a total of 527 gifts totaling $92,702.
  • Most local funders use GivingMatters.com as their own due diligence giving mechanism. Keeping your profile up-to-date allows them to provide funds to you with peace of mind.
  • Updating your GivingMatters.com profile automatically updates your GuideStar profile as well! This allows you to also be recognized as a more trustworthy nonprofit at a national level.
  • GivingMatters.com allows nonprofits to keep all important documents in one place electronically in the case of extraordinary events like fires or data theft.
  • Having a profile encourages young nonprofits to improve their model as they grow by providing tips and tools for following best practices.
  • We have a dedicated staff, provided to you free of charge, that can walk you step-by-step through the process. All you have to is call or email.


How do I get started?

  • If your profile has become “Declined to Update,” just reach out to one our dedicated staff members and they will walk you through the process. For organizations that begin with #’s or A-L, reach out to Nicole at nrose@cfmt.org and for organizations that begin with M-Z, reach out to Kathryn at Kathryn@cfmt.org.
  • If your profile is about to expire or has already expired, review your profile alongside the Annual Update Checklist to get your profile back up-to-date. 
  • Don't have a GivingMatters.com profile yet? Click here to get started. Have any questions? Give us a call at 615.321.4939 or email GivingMatters@cfmt.org.




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