GuideStar Named to 100 Best Websites

Nonprofit data provider's site ranked in top quarter
Release date: February 28, 2008
Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg, Va.—The GuideStar Web site, which millions of people visit each year to access nonprofit information, has been named 24th on the list of 100 Best Websites.

"If you give some of your time, money, and energy to help the disadvantaged of the world, you would probably like to know that your contributions are put to good use," the listing at states. " provides extensive information on nearly all major charitable organizations. It will help you 'heal the world' responsibly."

The editors of 100 Best Websites use 21 criteria, including overall excellence, content richness, breadth, user friendliness, and reliability, to determine which sites number among the 100 best.

"We are proud and honored that has been included in 100 Best Websites," said Bob Ottenhoff, GuideStar's president and CEO. "Our site serves a diverse audience, and making it possible for all members of that audience to find the nonprofit information they need is an ongoing challenge. Being named to 100 Best Websites inspires our efforts to meet our many users' disparate needs."

About GuideStar

GuideStar,, connects people and organizations with information on the programs and finances of more than 1.7 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. GuideStar serves a wide audience inside and outside the nonprofit sector, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media.

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