GuideStar Search

The GuideStar search provides information about nonprofit organizations to help you verify a nonprofit's legitimacy, whether a contribution is tax deductible, and find out more about its mission, programs, and finances.

Before you begin this task:
  • Depending on your product subscription, you may not have access to this search.
  • This search may accept terms and connectors input. For detailed information about using this type of search method, see Terms and Connectors.
  • Depending on your product subscription, the terms and connectors search feature may not be available.
  • Enter information in at least one field. When you enter information into multiple fields, your search precision increases.
  • To search more broadly, complete fewer fields.
  • When you search common names, complete as many fields as you can to avoid large result sets.
  • To view source information for this search, click Source.
Procedure:
  1. Enter the name of the company.
  2. Enter the last name of the executive.
  3. Enter the first name of the executive.
  4. Enter the street address with or without numbers.
    You can also include any other details (for example, Ave, St, Ct, or Blvd).
  5. Enter the city.
  6. Select the state.
  7. Enter the ZIP Code (for example, 12345 or 12345-6789).
  8. Enter the words or the phrases that must be included in the document. For detailed information about entering words into this field, see Terms and Connectors.
  9. Enter the words or the phrases that should not be included in the document. For detailed information about entering words in this field, see Terms and Connectors.
  10. Select a date range. Select Custom Dates to enter a date range.
    For more detailed information about entering dates to achieve the best search results, see Enter Dates in a Search Form.
  11. To associate your search with a customer or a topic, provide a label (for example, the customer's name or a topic name) in the Reference ID field.
    The History function lets you view the searches that are associated with a reference ID.
    Note Your organization may require a reference ID in a particular format. Additionally, the contents of this field may be automatically completed or the field may have restrictions that are configured by your administrator.
  12. Click Search.