What is GuideStar? What is CanadaHelps?

For US charities...

GuideStar
collects information on nonprofits from the IRS and other sources and organizes it into one of the most respected databases of information about nonprofits. To qualify for a Charity Account on CrowdRise, nonprofits must be listed in the GuideStar database and recognized as a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit.

To get listed on GuideStar you can reach out to them at outreach@guidestar.org with your Letter of Determination. If you're already listed on their site, you may choose to claim and manage your GuideStar charity account on by following the instructions Here.



For Canadian charities...

CanadaHelps collects information on nonprofits from the CRA and other sources and organizes it into one of the most respected databases of information about Canadian charities. To qualify for a Charity Account on CrowdRise, nonprofits must be granted a BRN, listed in the CanadaHelps database and recognized as a Canada-based charity.

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