Not-For-Profit Information Bonanza!
If you work with not-for-profit organizations and are looking for comparative financial information, or you are looking to develop a not-for-profit niche and want to identify prospects in your marketplace, your search is now over.
A web site designed to give contibutors access to financial records of the organizations they want to help can also be a boon to the accounting firms who are looking for comparative information from similar entities.
Guidestar describes its mission as helping "to improve the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector through the collection and presentation of comprehensive information about nonprofit organizations."
Start on the Charity Search Page and search their database of over 620,000 non-profit organizations. Search by keyword, geographical region, category or income range to uncover publicly available information on the organization(s) you are searching for.
Detailed information includes the orgabization's address, purpose of the organization, programs/foundations run by the organization, type of return filed, executives and officers names, and current year financial information, including detailed expense and balance sheet data.
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Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.