A 501(c)(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and provides nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost. They encourage nonprofits to share information about their organizations openly and completely. While many NFPs know that Guidestar provides copies of the Form 990, they are not aware that Guidestar also allows NFPs to provide a host of other information, ranging from board and staff listings, to financial data and program descriptions.
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
This is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that evaluates the governance, effectiveness, financial reporting, and fundraising practices using a list of 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Its purpose is to help donors make informed giving decisions and promote high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public.
This is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that is considered a charity rater. Their rating system, which originally only considered Financial Health, is being expanded to eventually look at the three dimensions of a charity’s operations that a charitable giver/social investor needs to consider before donating to them (1) Financial Health, (2) Accountability & Transparency and (3) Results Reporting.
Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract (EO BMF)
Includes cumulative information on exempt organizations. The data are extracted monthly and are available by state and region.