GuideStar, Guide Star GuideStar GuideStar's Mission To revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. If you care about nonprofits and the work they do, then you're affected by what GuideStar does—even if this is your first visit to www.guidestar.org. Here at GuideStar we gather and disseminate information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. We provide as much information as we can about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more. We do that so you can take the information and make the best decisions possible. Learn about our impact and results in 2013 and our plans for 2014 and beyond. We encourage nonprofits to share information about their organizations openly and completely. Any nonprofit in our database can update its report—for free. We combine the information that nonprofits supply with data from several other sources. You'll find GuideStar data: on this Web site on our many client and partner Web sites in computer applications used by funding entities and private companies that work with nonprofits If you're new to GuideStar, search the site to find the nonprofit information you need—it's free! You'll get even more information if you complete our create an account form and sign in—also free! Clarification Many people think that we are a charity evaluator or a watchdog. We aren't. Instead, we are a 501(c)(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and presents the information you want in an easy-to-understand format while remaining neutral. Providing nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost to those users is an important part of our public service, one that we pledge to continue. How We Support Our Activities One-third of our operating revenue comes from our Membership Programs, program-related grants, and contributions. The other two-thirds is made up of subscriptions and licensing fees for our services, which allow users to benchmark multiple organizations, verify charitable status, access compensation information, and interpret nonprofit financial data all on GuideStar. We hope you'll connect with nonprofits through our site and support their good work. If you like what you find on GuideStar, we'd also appreciate your support for our work.
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