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How to Create an Account on GuideStar
How to Create an Account on GuideStar
Register your email address with GuideStar to access nonprofit information and verify your email.
Written by Robin Burdick
Updated over a week ago

Create an Account

You must create a personal account to access nonprofit information and use GuideStar's free basic search.

NOTE: Creating a user account on GuideStar and making a profile for a nonprofit are two separate processes. Registering your email on GuideStar just makes a user account for you to access GuideStar and does not make a profile for your nonprofit.

To get started:

   1.  Register your email address by visiting and clicking on Create


2. Then complete the form by adding your email address (Hint: we

strongly suggest using an email address associated with your organization, if you

have one), create a password, first and last name, Title and information about your



   3. You will receive an auto-generated email requesting you to verify the email
       address you registered. Check your junk mail or spam folder if the message
       doesn't appear in your in-box.

   4. This is what the auto-generated email looks like. Click on the link to verify your

      email address.

   5. Once your email address has been verified, you will be able to claim your

organization's profile, search for nonprofits and explore our products and


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