GuideStar Data Transfer

Through a partnership with GuideStar, updated and publicly viewable data from organizations' GivingMatters.com profiles is automatically transferred to the GuideStar database.

Most 501(c)(3) nonprofit charities and 501(c) tax-exempt organizations in the United States are already part of the GuideStar database. This data share eliminates the need to update two profiles annually. GuideStar is a neutral source of nonprofit information and, like GivingMatters.com, does not rate or rank the organizations in its database.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

1. Which organizations will be a part of the data share?

Only viewable, current GivingMatters.com profiles and information will be transferred to GuideStar. If your profile has not yet been published, has been marked as "Declined to Update," or has been made nonviewable, your GuideStar profile will not be updated.

If an organization’s GuideStar profile is newer than the most recent update to their GivingMatters.com profile, no information will be transfered. Organizations sharing an EIN with a fiscal sponsor or with other chapters of a larger organization will not transfer.

2. What information from my profile will transfer:

Any GivingMatters.com data field updated/published since the most recent transfer, and which corresponds to an existing GuideStar data field, will transfer. If you have made profile edits that have not yet been submitted to GivingMatters.com to be published, that information will not be shared with GuideStar.

3. What does this mean for my organization?

The GivingMatters.com/GuideStar data share eliminates the need for busy nonprofits to update two profiles annually. By keeping your GivingMatters.com profile up-to-date, your GuideStar listing will also be updated.

4. What do I need to do?

Update the information in your organization’s GivingMatters.com profile. To update your profile, sign in to GivingMatters.com with your email address and password. Don’t forget to submit the profile edits for publication by clicking the “Review and Submit Changes” button, and then choosing “Send to Community Foundation.”