GuideStar India Mumbai (India)

Business overview

GuideStar India is India's largest reliable repository of NGO information. Our portal www.GuidestarIndia.org is India's largest, fully searchable database of reliable and comparable information on over 5,500 NGOs. With another 100,000+ NGOs on our offline database and NGO due diligence solutions, we have brought down the cost and time of connecting with NGOs. GuideStar India is transforming how Indian NGOs report and share information, and, is changing the way the people perceive, interact and engage with NGOs. Our powerful search allows users to find and connect with NGOs within minutes. By joining GuideStar India, an NGO demonstrates its commitment to being a transparent & accountable organization. Registration on GuideStar India is free for NGOs. In 5 years, GuideStar India has created a vibrant community of NGOs who you can reach easily to provide resources and opportunities. www.guidestarindia.org was launched on Sep 23, 2010. GuideStar India is an initiative of Civil Society Information Services India. CSIS India is a trust registered in India. View our GuideStar profile at http://www.guidestarindia.org/Search.aspx?q'555 In a country like India that has a vast but higly scattered NGO sector, lack of reliable information is a serious bottleneck for philanthropy to grow. As an aggregator of NGO information, GuideStar India is playing a vital role in building the ecosystem for a philanthropy marketplace. GuideStar India pursues a ground up model to collect information from NGOs. It also receives data from Government bodies like CAPART, the Planning Commission, the National Trust of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and YASHADA. This data is often historic and incomplete. GuideStar India persistenly follows up with NGOs to clean up and update the data, while also educating NGOs to embrace transparency by consenting to put their information in the public domain. Verified information is made available in the public domain and is also fed back to the source including government sources. If there were answers to these questions at the click of a button, we believe policy makers, foundations, donors and volunteers would be in a position to take informed decisions and consequently direct resources to the most deserving. NGOs are constantly in search of support (money/material/people) and spend much of their time and energy in reaching out to potential sources of support. However, they are either not aware of or not equipped to provide the required information in the appropriate form so that resource providers could allocate resources effectively and efficiently. To bridge the gap between the two ends, as stated above, through our NGO outreach programmes, we educate NGOs about the need for using information to showcase their work, articulate their needs, and make voluntarily, public disclosure, of programme and financial indicators in a manner that is easily searchable and usable. We have developed GuideStar India keeping in mind the needs of various user groups (donors, volunteers, foundations, CSR Managers media, government, academia) who we would like to see using information to power their philanthropy and decisions impacting non profit organisations.



Industry Services
Business Type Service Provider
Establishment Year 2010
Firm Type Organization
Expand Level International

Products & Services

We Provides Repository of NGO information, NGO due diligence solutions and We provides a range of bespoke solutions to organisations and individuals who would like to reach out to a large number of NGOs in India.

Our Services Are :
opportunities come to NGOs through GuideStar India :
- Free webpages which NGOs can update themselves
- Online Repository to upload important documents for access to public and other users
- NGO information organised in a searchable and globally comparable fashion to facilitate decision making
- Display of information on Memberships & Accreditations
- Seamless connections and links to organisation's pages on other websites
- Leads for Donations in cash/ kind
- Fundraising Opportunities
- Capacity Building Workshops
- Opportunities to showcase/ sell products work on-the-web and on-the-ground (campaigns/ exhibitions/ events)
- Fast track registrations with other partners to gain access to their user communities and services
- Free/ discounted products (software, books, etc.) and services
- Opportunities to get recognised (awards)
- Information on key issues affecting NGOs and links to experts/ networks
- NGO Search & Match
- NGO Outreach
- NGO Due Diligence
- Charity & Knowledge Partner
- NGO Datasets
- Real Time NGO Information.

Contact Details

GuideStar India

108, D-Definity, Jay Prakash Nagar Road 1,
Goregaon (E),
Mumbai, 400063 (Maharashtra) - (India)



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