GuideStar Help

To Update your council's GuideStar profile, you must have the information listed in each column to qualify for that level.

GuideStar Exchange Requirements and Benefits

Copied from the GuideStar website.

Participation Level Description Requirements Benefits
Impact and effectiveness information
  • Charting Impact report (goals, strategies, capabilities, indicators, progress) www.independentsector.org/ci-about
  • Nonprofit's confirmation that Charting Impact information is up to date and accurate
  • Silver level requirements
  • Bronze level requirements
  • Widget to add Gold Participation Logo to organization's Web site
  • Silver benefits
  • Bronze benefits
  • 1 free seat (annual subscription) of GuideStar Premium, a $1,500 value
Financial information
  • Audited financial report OR GuideStar Basic Financial Statement
  • Nonprofit's confirmation that financial information is up to date and accurate
  • Bronze level requirements
  • Widget to add Silver Participation Logo to organization's Web site
  • Bronze benefits
  • 10% off Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online Professional (new subscriptions only)
  • 20% off Foundation Center's in-person grant seeker training
  • Access to Grassroots.org's exclusive 4technology tools
  • Free Premium Recruitment Tools from VolunteerMatch
Basic information
  • Organization address
  • Nonprofit contact first name, last name, e-mail
  • Mission statement
  • Geographic area served
  • Organization leader first name, last name
  • Board chair first name, last name
  • Program name
  • Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
  • Authorization to update the form
  • Nonprofit's confirmation that information in organization's profile is up to date and accurate
  • Widget to add Bronze Participation Logo to organization's Web site
  • Bronze Participation Logo available for print materials
  • E-mail alerts about your organization’s status with the IRS and when GuideStar receives a new 990 upload from the IRS
  • Access to GuideStar promotional tool kit
  • First access to registration for GuideStar webinars