How To Run a GuideStar Charity Check

Written by Hanna Smith

Last published at: May 9th, 2018

You may run a GuideStar Charity Check by clicking on Search from the top navigation menu in your Live site and selecting GuideStar:

Enter the organization’s tax ID and click the Search button.

If the organization has a GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, the profile information will populate in your search results. Please note that charity checks completed on this page are not saved in the organization’s history. To create an audit trail of Charity Checks complete, please run the Charity check from the organization’s summary.

You may also create a new organization using the GuideStar Search. After searching for the organization you may select the + (add) icon to the very right of the organization. 

This will take you to the Add New Organization page where most fields will be pre-populated with information from the organization's GuideStar profile. 

  • If you attempt to add an organization that has an EIN (Tax ID) that is already in the system, a duplicate warning message will appear.

When running the Charity Check within an Organization Summary the Charity Check will automatically run based on the Tax ID number housed in the Organization’s Summary.

On the Organization Summary page, scroll down to the GuideStar Charity Check tab and click Run Charity Check.

The GuideStar Nonprofit Profile will generate a Download PDF option to the right of the Run Charity Check button. Click on Download PDF button to view more specific information regarding the organization.

To view the audit trail of charity checks run for the organization, click the Verification Log link. Click on the Details link to view the Charity Check information as recorded on the date/time the Charity Check was run.