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.

Be sure you bookmark the Charity Search page today so you can access it again. We believe you'll find this database invaluable as you further develop your not-for-profit business.

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