How To Update Your Organizations Mission Statement

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To update your organization's Mission Statement on your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, follow the directions below.


  1. Go to and sign in using your registered email address and password (I'm not registered with GuideStar).
  2. Click the Update Nonprofit Profile link at the top of the home page.
  3. Click on your organization's name to start updating your organization's profile (I need to claim/request permission to update my profile).
  4. On the left-hand side of the page is a list of categories. Click on Bronze to display subcategories that can be edited.
  5. Click on the subcategory Mission & Programs. 



  1. Enter a 1-2 sentence mission statement. 


  1. Click Save and Continue at the bottom of the page when complete.
  2. To publish your changes to GuideStar’s website, you must click the Publish Changes Now button located at the bottom of each page. This will take you to the Confirm & Publish page where you will be asked to agree to our Terms of Use.
  3. Click Finish and Publish to complete the process. Your information will be appear on your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile within 48 hours.



Below is a list of articles to assist you with writing an effective mission statement for your organization: