Release date: January 24, 2013
Washington, D.C.—GuideStar, the leading source of nonprofit information, today announced new enhancements to GuideStar for Education, a program that offers all class instructors, their students, and individuals doing unsponsored academic research complimentary access to GuideStar Premium, the only tool that enables users sophisticated analysis and access to GuideStar's most complete nonprofit reports. Through the GuideStar for Education program, classes and academic researchers may use GuideStar Premium at no cost for the duration of their course and/or research project, a savings of $1,000-1,500.
"More than 600 academic institutions offer degrees and individual courses specifically on the nonprofit sector, and hundreds more use nonprofit information to inform other coursework," said Erinn Andrews, senior director of nonprofit strategy at GuideStar. "We understand the importance of preparing leaders to manage the billions of dollars in goods and services that nonprofits provide to citizens all over the world, and we know we must ensure accessibility and affordability to those strengthening the nonprofit sector through education. Our GuideStar for Education program is an invaluable tool for thousands of students, faculty, and academic researchers, who together make up the largest population currently accessing the GuideStar database."
With the new enhancements to the program, it's easier than ever for people wishing to take advantage of GuideStar for Education to manage their applications. Specifically, students, instructors, and researchers can now:
Applications take on average 24 business hours to be approved.
GuideStar Premium provides sophisticated tools to help users perform customized searches, filter search results, and access complete reports on nonprofit organizations. GuideStar Premium's features include:
Since 2005, GuideStar for Education has been used by more than 660 academic institutions, and more than 35,000 students, professors, and unsponsored academic researchers have benefited from access to GuideStar Premium through this program. "The program brings 1.8 million nonprofits to academia by combining powerful, easy-to-use tools with GuideStar's most complete nonprofit reports," added Andrews.
For more information about the GuideStar for Education program, please visit http://www.guidestar.org/rxg/products/resources/guidestar-for-education.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.
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