GuideStar (www.guidestar.org) is a nonprofit organization that publishes information on the web about nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. Many funders rely on GuideStar to provide proof the IRS has recognized an organization as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Are you a NEW member of PBUSA?
GuideStar lists PBUSA members on its website. However, because of the way GuideStar pulls its information from the IRS Business Master File, PBUSA members are listed under the name “Parent Booster USA Inc.” It is important that you claim your profile and update your name so potential donors can more easily verify your exempt status.
PBUSA submits new members to GuideStar at the end of each quarter. You will not be able to claim your GuideStar profile through the online form until they have listed your EIN.
If you need immediate access to your GuideStar profile, you may submit an email request for early listing with your PBUSA membership certificate attached (both pages).
Updating your profile
PBUSA urges all of its members to visit GuideStar to claim and update their profile. Following are step-by-step instructions. You must have your organization’s EIN to complete this update.
- Create an account.
- Claim your profile.
- You must wait for Guidestar to send you an approval to continue. This may take 24-48 hours. When you receive approval, follow the link to sign in and update your profile.
- To update your booster club’s name, click the "General Information" tab.
- Enter your organization’s name in the “Also Known As/Doing Business As” box.
- Update any additional information as desired.