How To Use GuideStar Premium

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How do I create a GuideStar Premium Report?

  1. Go to www.guidestar.org and sign in using your registered email address and password.
  2. Click the Search link in the toolbar located on the top left-hand side of your screen. This will take you to the GuideStar Search page.

 

  1. Search for a nonprofit by typing an organization name, Employer Identification Number (EIN), or keyword into the search bar. You can also filter by state, city, GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level, cause area, and income. To learn how to use GuideStar Premium search features, watch this short video

 

 

  1. Sample Search: Items marked in red are the search filters used. Items marked in yellow are the keywords used and the number of search results found. Items marked in green are options on how to save organizations, compare results, or sort search results by relevance, organization name, income, and assets.

 

 

  1. You may use the Organization tab to filter by GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level and cause area.

 

  

  1. You may also use the Financials tab to filter by income. To adjust your search, you can use the slider bar (marked by the red arrow) or enter specific income amounts by hovering over $0 and MAX. A box will appear beneath the slider bar, where you can enter an amount; for example, 5K-25M.

 

 

 

  1. Once you have found an organization of interest, click on the organization's name to view its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile. 

 

 

  1. To create a GuideStar Premium Report, click the PDF button located on the top right-hand side of the screen. Once the PDF opens, click the downward-facing arrow to download the report. 

 

 

 

How do I search for individual organizations?

  1. Go to www.guidestar.org and sign in using your registered email address and password.
  2. Click the Search link in the toolbar located on the top left-hand side of your screen. This will take you to the GuideStar Search page.


  3. You can search by the organization's name or EIN (Employee Identification Number).  To view an organization's GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, click on its name in the search results.

 

 

 

  1. To save your search, click on the drop-down arrow (marked by the green arrow below). You can save All organizations on that page or you can select None from the drop-down and the organizations saved on that page will be removed from your saved organizations.

 

 

 

 

  1. To review your saved organizations, click the drop-down arrow next to your name or “Hi” marked by the red arrow below.

 

  

 

  1. Then, click on the My Account link marked by the green arrow below.

 

 

 

  1. In the GuideStar Premium section, you will see links for your Saved Organizations, Saved Searches, and View Comparison Set, all marked by the red arrow below. 

 

 

How do I view and download a PDF Report and Forms 990 of an organization?

  1. Go to www.guidestar.org and sign in using your registered email address and password.
  2. Click the Search link in the toolbar located on the top left-hand side of your screen. This will take you to the GuideStar Search page.
  3. Search for a nonprofit by typing an organization name, Employer Identification Number (EIN), or keyword into the search bar.
  4. Click on the organization's name to view its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile. 
  5. To download a PDF report, click the PDF button located in the top-right hand corner of the screen. 
  6. To download a Form 990, click the Show Forms 990 button and select the year you would like to view and download. 

 

How do I view and download audited financial data?

  1. Go to www.guidestar.org and sign in using your registered email address and password.
  2. Click the Search link in the toolbar located on the top left-hand side of your screen. This will take you to the GuideStar Search page.
  3. Search for a nonprofit by typing an organization name, Employer Identification Number (EIN), or keyword into the search bar.
  4. Click on the organization's name to view its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile. 
  5. Scroll down to the Financials section and click Download Audited Financials.

 

 

  1. You may also download financial data by clicking the Download buttons, located beneath the Revenue and Expenses section and the Balance Sheet section. 

 

How do I download the Letter of Determination, Form 1023/1024, and five most recent years of officer and director compensation?

  1. Go to www.guidestar.org and sign in using your registered email address and password.
  2. Click the Search link in the toolbar located on the top left-hand side of your screen. This will take you to the GuideStar Search page.
  3. Search for a nonprofit by typing an organization name, Employer Identification Number (EIN), or keyword into the search bar.
  4. Click on the organization's name to view its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile. 
  5. Scroll down to the Operations section.
  6. To download the Letter of Determination or Form 1023/1024, look on the right-hand side of the screen. If the document is available, you will see a page icon next to the document's name. Click the document name to download.
  7. To download the five most recent years of officer and director compensation, open the Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees tab. Click Download.
  8. Adjust the year to view and download the most recent five years' worth of data. 

 

How do I download the five most recent years of highest paid employees data?

  1. Go to www.guidestar.org and sign in using your registered email address and password.
  2. Click the Search link in the toolbar located on the top left-hand side of your screen. This will take you to the GuideStar Search page.
  3. Search for a nonprofit by typing an organization name, Employer Identification Number (EIN), or keyword into the search bar.
  4. Click on the organization's name to view its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile. 
  5. Scroll down to the Operations section.
  6. To download the the five most recent years of highest paid employees data, click on the second tab titled Highest Paid Employees. 
  7. Adjust the year to view and download the highest paid employee data. 

 

 

How do I download the most recent year of the board of directors?

  1. Go to www.guidestar.org and sign in using your registered email address and password.
  2. Click the Search link in the toolbar located on the top left-hand side of your screen. This will take you to the GuideStar Search page.
  3. Search for a nonprofit by typing an organization name, Employer Identification Number (EIN), or keyword into the search bar.
  4. Click on the organization's name to view its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile. 
  5. Scroll down to the Operations section.
  6. To download the most recent year of the board of directors, click on the tab titled Board of Directors. 
  7. Click the Download button, which is located on the right-hand side of the screen. 

 

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