GuideStar Announces New Public Service Program for Universities

Edu@GuideStar connects students, professors, and researchers with information on more than 1.5 million U.S.-based nonprofits
Release date: October 7, 2005

Williamsburg, Va., and Washington, D.C.—GuideStar, the public charity that connects people with nonprofit information, has launched Edu@GuideStar to make GuideStar's highest level of service available at no charge to academic researchers, instructors, and students involved in nonprofit studies.

"As we have learned more about our users over the last few years, we've been surprised and delighted to find that a large number of students, teachers, and researchers use GuideStar data every day," noted Robert G. Ottenhoff, GuideStar's president and CEO. "More than 600 academic institutions offer degrees and individual courses on the nonprofit sector. As part of our public service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we are excited to offer complimentary GuideStar Premium subscriptions to this important audience. Through Edu@GuideStar, those who are strengthening the nonprofit sector through education can receive our highest level of service at no cost to themselves or their institutions."

Edu@GuideStar provides complimentary GuideStar Premium subscriptions to:

  • professors and graduate students who teach a course related to the nonprofit sector;
  • students who participate in these courses or require access for academic research purposes; and
  • researchers conducting unsponsored studies about the nonprofit sector.
To request an Edu@GuideStar prospectus and enrollment information, e-mail

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GuideStar,, offers information about the programs and finances of more than 1.7 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. GuideStar promotes public disclosure for and about tax-exempt organizations in order to help people connect with information about America's nonprofit community. With this information, donors of all kinds can make more informed giving decisions. To find out more about GuideStar, go to

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