GuideStar Israel: an important step towards Israeli nonprofit visibility and transparency
For the first time anyone in Israel or the world at large can freely find information on all registered nonprofits (NPOs) in Israel. Launched on the 3rd of August 2010, GuideStar Israel
has been a revolutionary step towards improving the visibility, transparency and accountability of Israeli nonprofits. Keisha Taylor (GuideStar International’s Communications Manager) had the opportunity to speak with Royi Biller, the CEO of NPTech
, the nonprofit behind the launch of GuideStar Israel about the website, the information it contains and possibilities and hopes for its future.
Mr. Biller revealed that NPTech has received “warm feedback and congratulations about the big revolution in accessibility to information about nonprofits”. He said that "people who look at it from the capacity building and infrastructure point of view all understand that this is a very significant thing that took place.” Notably, Biller also spoke about their upcoming TechSoup programme saying “TechSoup needs GuideStar for eligibility and vetting of organisations. GuideStar needs TechSoup because many organisations do not specifically realise the benefit of being transparent and so we would like to encourage them to do that.” Read an article on the interview