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Grabbing Nonprofit EINs through scraping Guidestar or Citizenaudit search results

Question asked by jamesmason on Jan 12, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2018 by robin.burdick

Hi All,

 

I currently have a list of nonprofits and companies. I'd like to assemble their EINs computationally. I'd appreciate your help on how to do this.

 

My current idea was to go to the guidestar website (http://www.guidestar.org/Home.aspx | Crystal Report), and if I could somehow navigate to the appropriate guidestar profile page, grab the EIN for the organization.

 

However, when I search an organization, like 'Somerville Community Corporation" into the guidestar page, I notice that there's a generic: http://www.guidestar.org/SearchResults.aspx When I click on the actual page, it pre-supposes knowledge of the EIN number in its url (23-7293380).

 

http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/23-7293380/somerville-community-corporation.aspx

I would appreciate any help on how I could get the EINs!

 

UPDATE: Another alternative is to use citizenaudit.org But, again, the url presupposes knowledge of the EIN. How to deal with this issue?

 

Regards

James Mason

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