Funneling Google

Site-restricted searching is one of the most valuable google tricks I know.

Researchers are often asked to learn what other charitable causes a constituent supports with their time and treasure. Though NOZA Search and Guidestar Pro are fabulous at providing that information, sometimes you want to dig deeper... or, you've got no research budget.

Use google's site-restricted searching to narrow your results down. Site-restricted searches act as a funnel by only returning search results from a particular domain or domain type.

That way, you can look only on charitable (.org) or educational (.edu) sites. You can even restrict your search to one site only, so if you know that a person is involved with a particular organization, you can search that site to learn more.

Simply type the following in your google search bar: search term

or search term

Happy searching!

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