Nonprofit Information and Tools Now Readily Available to Federal Decision Makers

GuideStar products and services added to GSA Financial and Business Solutions Schedule
Release date: February 5, 2008
Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg, Va.—With the addition of GuideStar products and services to the General Services Administration (GSA) Financial and Business Solutions Schedule, federal decision makers can easily obtain the nonprofit information they need.

The federal government plays crucial roles in the nonprofit sector as a source of grant funding, an employer that contracts for services, and a key provider of oversight. Accurate and timely nonprofit information is vital for performing these tasks efficiently and effectively. The GuideStar services available through the GSA Financial and Business Solutions Schedule give federal employees access to that information.

A range of options allows federal decision makers to select the services that best fit their needs and budgets: two levels of access to GuideStar's database of information on 1.7 million tax-exempt organizations; standard and custom data sets; nonprofit verification services; standard and dynamic analyses of compensation data; standard and dynamic analyses of nonprofit performance; and data on private foundation grants.

"Our nation's nonprofits touch the life of almost every individual in this country and millions of people throughout the world," said Bob Ottenhoff, GuideStar's president and CEO. "The GSA has now given federal employees access to the most accurate, timely, and comprehensive data available on U.S. nonprofits. With this information, federal grantmakers, contract procurers, regulators, and policy analysts can make the best decisions possible, benefitting both the sector and those it serves here and abroad."

For more information, see the GSA Authorized Price List.

About GuideStar

GuideStar, www.guidestar.org, 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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