Below are several recommended organizations that are quite helpful for finding information on non-profits and similar business entities. This information is from the 3rd Edition of the Manual to Online Public Records by Cynthia Hetherington and Michael Sankey.
GuideStar (www.guidestar.org ) is a great starting point to find detailed financial information about non-profits. It also offers free access to basic information on 1.8 million non-profits. Registration is required. GuideStar’s fee-searching content includes searchable data from IRS Forms 990 and the IRS Business Master File, including comprehensive facts on employee compensation and grant activity.
Capital Research Center (CRC), established in 1984 to study non-profit organizations, provides a free database search of non-profits including associated activists and directors. See www.capitalresearch.org .
The Foundation Center is a national organization that serves as an authoritative source of information on foundation and corporate giving. See http://foundationcenter.org .
Enterprise Resources Database website provides fundraising tools with plenty of good information on how to find qualified prospects to donate money and help with fundraising. The site’s search of qualifying potential donors is quite useful as reference resource for finding personal and business assets and financial relationships. See www.practitionerresources.org .
NOZA is advertised as the world’s largest searchable database of charitable donors. They help subscribers find donations. See www.nozasearch.com .
Charity Navigator is an independent charity evaluator, with ongoing evaluations on over 6,000 of the largest charities in the U.S. See www.charitynavigator.org .
For the most comprehensive resource describing all access methods, restrictions, fees, and search procedures on over 26,000 government and private agencies visit the Public Record Research System (PRRS-Web). We provide the extensive details and in-depth data you will not find doing a Google search!