ProPublica’s “Non-Profit Explorer” Database Updated with Full Text From More Than 1.9 Million Form 990 Records
We have updated our Nonprofit Explorer news application, adding raw data from more than 1.9 million electronically filed Form 990 documents dating back to 2010. This new trove includes the full text of more than 132,000 forms for which we did not previously have complete data.
In addition to making the machine-readable XML files available to download, we are publishing the full text of many of these documents as human-readable web pages. These appear similar to the PDFs that have appeared on Nonprofit Explorer in the past, but their text can be copy-and-pasted, and they are easier to browse and analyze.
You can find the XML and HTML of e-filed returns by clicking the buttons labeled “Full Text” and “Raw XML,” which appear on a nonprofit organization’s page under each year for which the data is available.
ur work on the XML-based data is just beginning. In the coming months, we will continue to improve Nonprofit Explorer and the Nonprofit Explorer API, providing users with new ways to explore and analyze tax-exempt organizations.
Learn More About the Update, XML Access and More in the Complete Blog Post (Including Comment by Carl Malamud)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.