We recently launched a new version of the website that includes data about government subsidies, data from narrative reports, information about five salaried employees and about donations from a foreign state entity, specifying whether the Amuta has approval to provide the donor a tax credit in respect of the donation – see further details in the User Manual..The name Guidestar is taken from the GuideStar International project ( GuideStar International ) , which aims to highlight the activities of organizations around the world, in an effort to improve communication between organizations and donors, volunteers, stakeholders as well as between the various nonprofits themselves.
The purpose of GuideStar Israel is first and foremost to enhance public trust and confidence and increase transparency in the conduct of organizations in Israel. Individuals with a vested interest in Amutot such as donors, volunteers, suppliers, customers and service consumers can browse and review reliable information that has been reported to the Registrar of Amutot about how each Amuta in Israel operates. Of equal importance is the online exposure from which the Amutot, large and small, benefit, since it reassures donors and volunteers and enhances cooperation between nonprofits with the aim of strengthening Israel's third sector in Israel and making it more accessible to everyone.
The intersectoral collaboration for the project is based on the belief that transparency is an important means of developing and promoting the third sector in Israel. Moreover, GuideStar serves as an important channel for foundations, donors, stakeholders and representatives of subsidies committees in government ministries and local authorities to gather information about nonprofits and in making decisions regarding donations, subsidies and grants.
We attach great importance to publishing information as it is and holding a non-judgmental position. This allows us to focus our efforts on maximizing the information and data we provide and creating a user-friendly format which makes it easy for surfers to find information about any third sector organization in Israel.