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Cause IQ's organization profile pages

View an organization's financials, personnel, vendors, and more in one place

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All 1,700,000 organizations in Cause IQ have a unique profile. Cause IQ's organization profiles provide a detailed look at the organization's financials, personnel, vendors, funding information, and if reported, fundraising events, related entities, and more.

You can access an organization's profile from a number of different places; including, the "Table" view, a personnel's profile, and another organization's profile. The most common place to access an organization's profile is from the "List" view of Cause IQ's search interface.

Quick fields, financial summary, description, and categories

The top of an organization's profile includes its name, EIN, Quick fields, financial summary, and more. The Quick fields (in the grey box) are customizable and let Cause IQ customers choose the most relevant quantitative and qualitative information they want displayed at the top of organization profiles. You select your Quick fields by clicking the settings button (wrench) at the top-right of the screen, and once you choose the Quick fields on one profile, they'll become the defaults for all.

The top of the profile includes a preselected financial summary showing the organization's Revenues, Expenses, Assets, and Liabilities. Cause IQ displays the most recent value, annual percent change, and a source breakdown for each of the financial values.

Here's a look at the top of an organization's profile page:

Top of an organization's profile

The top of the profile also includes a summary description of the organization; to see a comprehensive description, select "View full description", and a pop-up window shows a more detailed version. 

You'll see the Cause IQ "Types" (blue), "Issues" (gold) , and "Characteristics" (green) the organization is associated at the top of the profile as well. You're able to click on the category pills to create a new search query with the selected field added as a search filter.

Below the category pills, you'll see the "Your list members" (pink) and "Your search members" (purple) tags. Cause IQ displays the names of the lists and the tagged saved searches that the specific organization belongs to. This helps you understand if you've ever come across the organization you're researching before. You can create lists of organizations manually, with the CSV upload tool, and by remembering your exports. You choose to save a search by clicking the floppy disc icon on the search interface.

Description and Cause IQ categories

Key performance indicators and general details

The "Summary" section on an organization's profile allows you to quickly gain insights on key quantitative and qualitative details for a specific organization.

The "Key performance indicators" (KPIs) section allows you to bring the most relevant quantitative fields front and center on an organization's profile. You can add most quantitative fields to the "KPIs" section; just click the settings button at the top-right of the screen (wrench) and search for the fields you want to include as KPIs. You can also find the fields you want to add as KPIs by category; these sections mirror the ones in the "All" filters tab of the search filter sidebar.  The KPIs you choose become the defaults and appear on all Cause IQ organization profiles you visit.

The bottom of the "Summary" section includes more general details on the organization. You'll see geographic and descriptive information, including:

  • Street address
  • Metro area
  • Website URL
  • Phone number
  • NTEE code, primary
  • Other NTEE codes
  • NAICS code, primary
  • Other NAICS codes
  • Group status
  • Fiscal year end
  • Tax return type
  • Year formed

Here's a look at the "Summary" section:

Summary section

Program areas

The "Program areas" section on an organization's profile contains what the nonprofit self-reports as the most important areas of their mission -- ordered by the expenses incurred to carry out the programs/missions. An organization's program is a specific area of operation to accomplish the mission for the nonprofit. For example, the programs of cultural organizations (e.g., museums and theaters) include performances, exhibits, community outreach, etc. and the programs of associations include member activities, education, etc.

The "Program areas" section displays the program-related expenses and revenues for the specific programs listed.

Here's a look at an organization's "Program areas" section on their profile:

Program areas

View where organizations get their money from

The "Funding" section on organization profiles takes a detailed look at the organization's funding sources and amounts. The section displays the most recent values, annual percent change, and source breakdown for the organization's Grants & contributions, Program services, and Investments and other income.

Fundraising events

For nonprofits disclosing fundraising event information on Schedule G of the 990, you'll see details on the fundraising event(s) the organization throws to raise money to help carry out its mission. Cause IQ provides the name of the specific fundraising event(s), breaks down the money the event brings in, and the costs required to throw the event. Note: The IRS requires nonprofits to report the top two grossing fundraising events that bring in more than $5,000 in gross receipts.

Here's a look at the top and "Fundraising events" parts of the "Funding" section on an organization's profile:

General funding and fundraising event details

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits

Cause IQ mines Schedule I of the Form 990 and the corresponding Form 990-PF part, which organizations use to disclose information on grants and other assistance they provide to domestic nonprofits, governments, and individuals. You can see the specific grants and grant characteristics that Cause IQ has identified an organization receiving right from their profile page.

Cause IQ provides the name of the grantmaking organization, the tax period the grant was made, a description of what the grant is for, and the amount of the grant. You can search for a specific grant, grantmaker, etc. in the "Search grants..." text box.

Here's a look at the "Grants from foundations and other nonprofits" section:

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits

Federal funding details

Cause IQ brings in information on the A-133 single audits of nonprofits, which are required if an organization reports receiving $750,000 or more in federal assistance. These audits aim to ensure that an organization is using the funds they receive correctly. If an organization undergoes an A-133 audit, you'll see the following "Federal funding details" within their "Funding" section of their profile:

  • Federal agency name
  • Subagency
  • CFDA code
  • Program name
  • CFDA description
  • Amount

You can search for a specific agency, subagency, etc, to narrow down on the specific federal assistance.

Here's a look at an organization's "Federal funding details":

Federal funding details

Grantmaking activities

For grantmaking organizations (e.g., foundations), you'll see a "Grantmaking" section on their profile. The "Grantmaking" section is where you can get an idea of the organization's grantmaking activity and its grant recipients.

At the top of the section, you'll see general details on the organization's grantmaking activity. Including:

  • Number of grants
  • Average grant size
  • Geographic focus
  • Smallest grant
  • Median grant
  • Largest grant

Here's a look at an organization's grantmaking activity overview:

Grantmaking activity overview

In the middle of the section, you'll see characteristics of the recipients that the organization gives to. Cause IQ lists the top recipient Types, Issues, Characteristics, States, Metros, and NTEEs  and the number of "Grants made" to each.

Here's a look at an organization's characteristics of grant recipients:

Characteristics of grant recipients

At the bottom of the "Grantmaking" section, you'll see an exhaustive list of the grants Cause IQ has identified the organization making and the grant recipients. You can also filter the grants that are listed by:

  • Grantee types
  • Grantee issues
  • Grantee characteristics
  • Grantee state
  • Grantee metro
  • Grantee NTEE code
  • Organization name
  • Grant description

Here's a look at the bottom of the "Grantmaking" section on an organization's profile:

Listing of grants made

Form 990 information and digitized financials

The "Financials" section on an organization's profile is where you can access all the available Form 990s (or 990-PFs, 990-EZs, 990-Ns) for a given organization, including the corresponding digitized financial information. Cause IQ has the five most recent tax returns available for most organizations on the website.

The "Form 990s" section includes the dates of the "Fiscal year ending" and "Date Received by IRS" for the corresponding Form 990 (or 990-PF, 990-EZ, 990-N). The "Form" column lists the type of tax return the organization submits to the IRS, and you can download the PDF version of a specific Form 990 by clicking the corresponding "PDF" link.

Here's a look at the "Form 990s" section on an organization's profile:

View and download an organization's 990s

You can view the available digitized financial information in the "Financials" section as well. The digitized information is broken down by: 

  • Revenues
  • Expenses
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Other (performance indicators)
Cause IQ lists the digitized financial details for the two most recent Form 990s (or 990-PFs, 990-EZs, 990-Ns) and provides a "% Change" metric for the individual fields (showing the percent increase or decrease for the fields from the previous year). 


Here's a look at the digitized financial information on an organization's profile:

View an organization's digitized financial information

View identified staff and board members

The "Personnel" section on an organization's profile is where you find all identified key personnel and board members working at the organization.

The information available in the "Personnel" section includes the individual's:

  • Name
  • Job position(s)
  • LinkedIn profile (if available)
  • Email address (if available)
  • Direct phone number (if available)
  • Form 990 compensation information (if available)

All personnel in Cause IQ are stamped with a "Date of data" date. This date represents the most recent date we received a piece of information on that person (e.g., website analysis, data partner).

To access an individual's unique personnel profile, simply click on their name. For our Salesforce integration users, you can create a Contact (or Lead) in your Salesforce by clicking the Salesforce button in the "Salesforce" column.

You can search for specific personnel, job titles, etc. from the "Search key personnel..." search box and you can sort the personnel displayed by column header.

Here's a look at the "Personnel" section on an organization's website:

Key personnel

Here's a look at where you can see an organization's identified board members:

View an organization's identified board members

View vendors an organization works with and employee benefits they offer

The "Vendors" section on an organization's profile lists all vendors and service providers Cause IQ identifies an organization using. The information available within the "Vendors" section includes:

  • Name of the vendor(s)
  • Service they provide the organization
  • Amount the organization paid the vendor (if available)
  • Date of the most recent piece of data that confirmed the organization using the vendor

Here's a look at the top of the "Vendors" section on an organization's profile page:

Vendors section on an organization's profile

If an organization pays one or more professional fundraising firms an excess of $5,000 for their services, the "Vendors" section includes a "Professional fundraisers" subsection. This section provides details on the fundraising activity(ies), including the event name, the gross/net amounts raised and the percent paid to the fundraising firm. 

If an organization received an A-133 Single Audit (required for organization's receiving more than $750,000 in federal government contributions), the "Vendors" section has detailed information on the audit(s).

Here's a look at the "Professional fundraisers" and "A-133 Single Audit" information within the "Vendors" section of an organization's profile:

Professional fundraisers and A-133 Single Audit firms

Cause IQ also provides details on the accounting firm that prepares the organization's tax return (i.e., Form 990) in the "Vendors" section of an organization's profile. You'll also see the technologies Cause IQ identifies the organization using. Within "Software/technology tools", you see details on the social media an organization is engaging in, the CRM they are using, and any other identified technologies.

Here's a look at the tax preparer and identified technologies information on an organization's website:

Tax preparer and technologies

Cause IQ mines Form 5500 information, which is used by organizations to disclose details on the employee benefit plans they offer. For organizations with identified Form 5500 disclosures, you'll see a "Form 5500 employee benefit plan" part within the "Vendors" section. From here, you can get an understanding of the benefit plans organizations offer, the entities the organizations use to put the benefit plans together, and the number of employees participating in the offered plans. Cause IQ displays the:

  • Plan name
  • Tax period
  • Total number of participants
  • Active number of participants
  • Total assets
  • Total administration fees
  • Total broker fees
  • Total investment management fees

Here's a look of what's displayed in the Form 5500 information available within the "Vendors" section of an organization's profile:

Form 5500 details

The "Related entities" section on an organization's profile is where you find details on any other nonprofit, corporation, or partnership that has a legal relationship with the given organization. 

This list includes companies or organizations controlled by the organization, parent or child organizations, and brother or sister organizations. Cause IQ lists the related entities':

  • Names
  • Relationship type
  • Location
  • Legal domicile
  • Control
  • Controlling entity
  • Revenue (if available)
  • Assets (if available)

If Cause IQ has identified the organization having disregarded entities, The "Related entities" section includes a "Disregarded entities" part. These disregarded entities tend to be LLCs or other organizations completely owned by the organization. The IRS treats these disregarded entities as part of the organization for tax purposes, even though they are separate legal entities. Here's a look at the "Related entities" section on an organization's profile:

Related entities section

Download reports on an organization

You can easily download the qualitative and quantitative details of an organization in a PDF file and an Excel report. You can access both the PDF one-pager and Excel report right from the top of an organization's profile. 

To download these files, click the download icon at the top-right of the screen, and choose the desired file.

The PDF one-pager summarizes descriptive and financial details on the organization. The PDF includes high-level organizational information including:

  • Revenue sources
  • Characteristics
  • Key performance indicators (which mirror the KPIs that you add to an organization's profile)
  • Key personnel
  • Vendors

The organizational Excel report downloads all the information that appears on an organization's profile. The Excel file has separate worksheets for the corresponding sections in an organization's profile. Current available worksheets include:

  • Overview: Description, location, categories, key performance indicators
  • Financials: Line-item financials from Form 990, including information for the past five years (if available)
  • Personnel: Staff members and board members, including email addresses and phone numbers (if available)
  • Schedule J: Compensation details for key personnel at the organization (if available)
  • Related entities: Related tax-exempt organizations, private companies, transactions with them, and disregarded entities (if available).

Here's where you can access an organization's PDF one-pager and Excel report:

Accessing the PDF one-pager and Excel report