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Updating Revenue and Expense in Profile

Question asked by erikbrown Champion on Jan 17, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2018 by robin.burdick



We are in the process of updating our nonprofit profile and want to create an accurate picture for any potential donors, but there is one section of the profile we're having trouble with.


To receive a "Silver" designation from GuideStar, we need to enter our revenue and expenses. We are in a unique situation where our nonprofit fundraises and passes funds through to a Public Benefit Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of MAPS) that conducts/sponsors our medical research. In other words, MAPS is the nonprofit, and it amasses quite a lot of money through fundraising, but all of the programming that the funds are raised for are at MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MPBC). If we were to enter revenue and expenses only for MAPS, it would look like MAPS is making a profit and not using that profit on programming (which isn't true). We usually prefer to report our consolidated expenses for this reason (including MPBC). However, we are concerned that if we report our consolidated expenses, that it will not match the 990 and GuideStar will flag it as incorrect information and ask us to only report the nonprofit expenses.


Is it possible to report consolidated expenses for both organizations on our profile?


Let me know if you need further explanation.


Thank you,