W.A.G.E. fees are calculated using a simple equation: the higher an institution’s expenses, the higher the fee. If you have been engaged by a nonprofit institution to provide content and want to be paid according to W.A.G.E. standards, you'll need to know its total annual operating expenses. WAGENCY grants access to a database containing this and other information from the public tax records of thousands of nonprofits across the U.S. W.A.G.E. is a licensed user of GuideStar, the world's largest source of information about nonprofit organizations.