Multi Word Organizational Search

By default, search will try to match all words entered in the search term, with a minimum of any two-word phrases. For the case of a two word term, either or both of the words must match, being a simple logical OR. For long-tail search terms (four or more words), the majority of the words must be matched, in addition to any two-word phrases.

At the top of search results, relevancy factors and complete matching generally favor organizations which exhibit:

  • Narratives providing mission and programs 
  • Candid Profile Transparency Seal
  • IRS provided financials 
  • Currently listed as an IRS exempt organization 
  • National Headquarters or parent organization 

Example of two word phrase matching – phrases “painted dogs” and “dogs conservation”.

Example of two word And/Or behavior.

Example of long tailed search term, majority of words matched, except "gerbils".

Altering a Keyword Search

Match Keywords To An Organization's Name

To match keywords only to an Organization's Name or aka/dba, preface the keywords with the “!” character.  For example: !wildlife conservation. This will result in a list of all nonprofits with all keywords in the organization's name.

Match Keywords To An Organization's Mission and Programs

To match keywords only to an Organization's Mission and Programs,  preface the keywords with the “!!” character. For example: !!wildlife conservation. This will result in a list of nonprofits with all keywords found in the Mission and Program sections.

Using Word Operators

For each search result, all key words in a multi word search, or a minimal two word phrase, are required to produce a match. 

The search term can be altered to specify words which Must be matched. To match those specific words, preface these key words with the "+" character. For those words that Must-Not be matched, preface these key words with the "-" character. Search finds matches for all words which are not specified as Must-Not words and then further filters results to only include those with each Must word.

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