April 5, 2011 at 10:16pm
GreatNonprofits today announced that 82 organizations working on important women’s issues across the country have qualified for the 2011 Top-Rated Women’s Empowerment Nonprofits List based on user reviews submitted during a national campaign in March.
The reviews were posted as part of the 2011 GreatNonprofits Women’s Empowerment Campaign, conducted in partnership with GuideStar and a broad coalition of leaders in the field including, the National Council of Women’s Organizations, the American Association of University Women, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Women’s Funding Network and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Over the course of the campaign, more than 120,000 people visited the GreatNonprofits site to read and write reviews. A total of 187 nonprofit organizations working to empower women were rated and reviewed by stakeholders. In the process, a total of 1,558 new user reviews were gathered. All the organizations on the top-rated list received ten or more positive reviews.
During National Women’s History Month, thousands of reviewers helped tell the story of how these organizations serve and empower women around the world. Among the nonprofits making the top-rated list is the Fistula Foundation, an organization committed to providing care for women worldwide suffering from this devastating health issue.
“Once people take time to learn more about fistula and the work we do, they become our biggest champions,” shares Kate Grant, Executive Director of the Fistula Foundation. She adds. “We’ve earned their trust. But we don’t want the American public to just take our word for it. We want people to see for themselves what our volunteers, donors and board leaders have to say. GreatNonprofits is giving a megaphone to those who know us. And we want everyone who cares about the work we do to hear what they have to say. We’re thankful to GreatNonprofits for helping to turn up the volume in this way. Their Women’s Empowerment Campaign is an enormous boost for us, a small but mighty charity doing admirable work and helping restore health and dignity each year for thousands of the world’s poorest women in countries throughout Africa and Asia.”
Diane Dvorin, co-founder and director of Women Work Together agrees. “Qualifying for the 2011 List of Great Nonprofits opens new ways for Women Work Together to cultivate connections with both qualified volunteers and potential donors as we work to expand support for WWT’s leadership development and community building programs with Mayan girls and women in San Pedro Sacatepequez Guatemala.”
The entire list of Top-Rated Women’s Nonprofits can be found at http://greatnonprofits.org/issues/womens-2011
About the Campaign
The 2011 Women’s Empowerment Campaign ran throughout the month of March 2011, and all reviews submitted appear on both of the GuideStar.org and GreatNonprofits.org websites. The qualifying organizations that received ten or more positive user reviews are listed on the 2011 Top-Rated Women’s Nonprofits List.
Partners in the Campaign
The National Council of Women’s Organizations
American Association of University Women
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Women’s Funding Network
The National Center for Lesbian Rights
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