GuideStar Offers Academics and Students Complimentary Access to Nonprofit Information

GuideStar for Education connects the academy with data on more than 1.7 million U.S.-based nonprofits
Release date: January 22, 2009
Washington, D.C.—GuideStar, the leading provider of nonprofit information, is making in-depth nonprofit data available to academia through its  Education"> GuideStar for Education program.

GuideStar for Education provides class instructors, their students, and individuals doing unsponsored research complimentary access to GuideStar's highest level of service, GuideStar Premium. GuideStar Premium offers tools for crafting precise searches, managing search results, researching individuals in the nonprofit sector, downloading nonprofit data, and viewing the full range of information available on GuideStar.

"Since we introduced GuideStar for Education in fall 2005, more than 15,000 people from 460 educational institutions have taken advantage of the program," said Bob Ottenhoff, GuideStar's president and CEO. "Participants come from a broad range of disciplines, including nonprofit management, law, accounting, journalism, and arts management. We are proud to offer GuideStar for Education to those who are training the nonprofit leaders of the future, advancing knowledge of the sector, and studying to become the next generation of nonprofit leaders."

To request an GuideStar for Education prospectus and enrollment information, e-mail

About GuideStar, USA, Inc.

GuideStar,, connects people and organizations with information on the programs and finances of more than 1.8 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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Suzanne E. Coffman
Director of Communications
(757) 229-4631, ext. 27