Washington, D.C.—GuideStar, the leading source of nonprofit information, today announced GuideStar Search Provider, a new keyword search tool that people can use from a majority of Internet browsers for easier access to GuideStar's expansive database of nonprofit information. With a simple installation, GuideStar Search Provider allows people to search the GuideStar database using keywords, such as the name of an organization, without specifically browsing to www.guidestar.org first.
"In this tough economy and with resources as scarce as they are across the country, we know that research is an essential step for donors, advisors, grantmakers, and others," said Jim Dobrzeniecki, GuideStar's vice president of information technology. "We continually strive to remove barriers to success so our customers can access our vast nonprofit database as easily as possible. With GuideStar Search Provider, we are making it that much easier for people to get the information they need quickly and conveniently."
GuideStar Search Provider is set up to work with individual's search engine default with browsers such as Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 9, and Google Chrome 16. Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 do not require a link for initial download.
"We know that many people visit our site daily, if not multiple times a day," stated Bob Ottenhoff, president and CEO of GuideStar. "This month, when so many of us celebrate Valentine's Day, we wanted to show our appreciation to our supporters by making it even easier for them to get the information they need to do their jobs and engage with the nonprofits they care about most."
For more information or to read the instructions for installing GuideStar Search Provider, please visit http://www2.guidestar.org/rxg/help/guidestar-search-provider.aspx.
GuideStar, www.guidestar.org, 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.
Lindsay J.K. Nichols