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.

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".

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.

Using Word Operators

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 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.

People Search will match the entire search term to an individual's full name, title, and organization's name.

Using the search operator "!" with People Search, matching will only occur on the individual's name and title, NOT the organization name.

People Search supports matching an individual's surname using a "*" wildcard.

Examples of a People Search:

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