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August 09, 2016

Mining the 990: A Guide to Gleaning Key Data From Charities’ Tax Forms

This guide is designed to make it easy to find a trove of information contained in nonprofits’ Form 990 tax filings.

You’ll see precisely where to find:

  • assets, liabilities, and other accounting information
  • charity status, mission, and program information
  • pay for top staff members, trustees, outside fundraisers, and other independent contractors
  • fundraising costs and revenue 
  • governance issues
  • conflict-of-interest and whistle-blower policies
  • information on staff and volunteers
  • and more

To download the whole guide, see the box on the right.

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August 09, 2016

How to Find a Charity's Assets, Liabilities, Other Financials, and Accounting Information

Where to find information on a charity's total assets, donor-advised funds, endowments, and more.

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August 09, 2016

How to Find a Charity's Status, Mission, Programs, and Structure

Where to find information on a charity's programs, local chapters, related information and more.

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August 09, 2016

How to Find a Charity's Compensation

Where to find information on the salaries and benefits for key employees.

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August 09, 2016

How to Find a Charity's Expenses

Where to find information on how much a charity spends on fundraising, compensation, and other expenses.

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August 09, 2016

How to Find a Charity's Fundraising

Where to find how much money a charity made through grants, noncash gifts, events, and more.

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August 09, 2016

How to Find a Charity's Governance and Disclosure

Where to find information about a charity's board, policies, lobbying, and more.

Where to find information about a charity's board, policies, lobbying, and more.

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August 09, 2016

How to Find More Details on Charity Finances, Salaries, and Leadership

Where to find charities' tax documents and other information.

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August 09, 2016

How to Find a Charity's Revenue

Where to find how much a charity has made through contributions, grants, and other income.

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August 09, 2016

How to Find a Charity's Staff and Volunteers

Where to find information on a charity's employees, officials, and others.