Use the Categories, NTEE code, and NAICS code filters to find specific types of organizations by their missions, structures, and activitiesIn this help article...
Cause IQ has three classifications systems to identify types of organizations: Our proprietary categorization system (Categories); the official IRS classification system, the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE codes); and the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS codes). You can use any combination of them to identify organizations in specific segments.
The proprietary Cause IQ categorization system combines a half-dozen different sources of information on nonprofits to categorize nonprofit organizations. The categories represent organizations' missions (e.g., "Jobs and Employment"), structure (e.g., "Donor Advised Fund"), and activities (e.g., "Lobbying Activities"). There are approximately 100 unique categories in Cause IQ. Organizations are assigned multiple different categories, and the categories are not mutually exclusive.
You can access Cause IQ categories either in the "Common" filters tab under the Categories filter, or in the "All" filters tab by selecting Categories within the " Categories and characteristics" section.
Here are the 30 most common categories of organizations in Cause IQ:
The IRS developed an official categorization system for nonprofits in the late 1980s, called the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE). Cause IQ has the official IRS database of how the IRS classifies organizations according to NTEE codes. However, many Cause IQ customers report that the IRS's NTEE classifications are incorrect or missing. Because of this, Cause IQ manually updated NTEE classifications for organizations. Cause IQ has two NTEE fields per organization: one with the primary NTEE code (NTEE code, primary) and one with up to five relevant NTEE codes (All NTEE codes).
You can access the NTEE code filters in the "All" filters tab within the "Categories and Characteristics"section.
Here are the 30 most common NTEE codes of organizations in Cause IQ:
The governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada developed the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) in 1997 to establish a standard way to classify and measure the North American economy. This system is very standardized and is updated every five years. Nonprofits do not self-report NAICS codes, so the Cause IQ team spent many hours researching and analyzing organizations to determine which codes best classify them. Cause IQ has two NAICS fields per organization: one with the primary NAICS code (NAICS code, primary) and one with up to five relevant NAICS codes (All NAICS codes).
You can access the NAICS code filters in the "All" filters tab within the "Categories and characteristics"section.
Since NAICS codes were established to classify the entire North American economy they will not be as specific as the IRS classified NTEE codes.
Here are the 30 most common NAICS codes of organizations in Cause IQ: