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Customizing your organization's profile

You can share information about your organization by customizing your organization's profile.

Pinned repositories

You can give users easy access to important or frequently used repositories, by choosing up to six repositories for public users and six repositories for members of the organization. Once you pin repositories to your organization profile, the "Pinned" section is shown above the "Repositories" section of the profile page.

Only organization owners can pin repositories. For more information, see "Pinning repositories to your organization's profile."

Organization profile READMEs

You can share information about how to engage with your organization by creating an organization profile README for both public users and members of the organization. GitHub shows your organization profile README in the "Overview" tab of your organization.

You can choose what information to include in your organization profile README. Here are some examples of information that may be helpful.

  • An "About" section that describes your organization
  • Guidance for getting help in the organization

You can format text and include emoji, images, and GIFs in your organization profile README by using GitHub Flavored Markdown. For more information, see "Getting started with writing and formatting on GitHub."

Adding a public organization profile README

  1. If your organization does not already have a public .github repository, create a public .github repository.

  2. In your organization's .github repository, create a README.md file in the profile folder.

  3. Commit the changes to the README.md file. The content of the README.md will appear on your organization's public profile.

    Image of an organization's public README