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PSAA 633 - Philanthropy and Fundraising in Nonprofit Organization (Fall 2018)

Need to Know: Registering for the Guide Star Edu Program

GuideStar is a subscription databases with information on nonprofit organizations. 

You will need to create an account in order to make use of some of the features of our subscription. Be advised that there is a monthly download limit of 1000 records - and the download options do not include the financial information.  You may get the financial information in the report format (individual organization profile). 

*NOTE that nonprofit financials and 990s are more easily available and downloadable in Foundation Directory Online.

GuideStar Basics

GuideStar allows you to search for information on more than 1.8 million nonprofit organizations.

You can search by:

  • Organization name
  • Location down to zipcode level
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Affiliation type
  • National headquarters
  • NTEE Code ( National Taxonomy of  Exempt Entities)
  • IRS subsection
  • Income
  • People search
  • Keyword

Data provided includes 990 forms and information reported by the nonprofit including general contact and organizational information, financials, annual reports, information on staff and board members, mission and impact statements and programs/results. Amount of information available varies by agency.