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Posted by on May 7, 2013

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GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards

Did you know that GreatNonprofits influences 30 million donation decisions a year (and it’s free)?

We know nonprofits rely on positive word of mouth to do their work most effectively. Online reviews have huge reach, so how do you get your first review?

Ask your constituents, the best people to tell your story, to add a review to your profile on From now until October 31st, every new positive review you receive counts towards our 2013 Top-Rated Awards. Don’t miss out.

Get reviews! Here’s how:

  • Claim your profile. It’s easy, start here.
  • Email a link to your profile to your clients, volunteers, donors and board members and ask them to write a review about you.
  • Include a link to your profile in your next email newsletter.
  • Post an ask for reviews with a link to your profile page to your social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Get creative! Try asking for reviews after your next volunteer training or adding your profile link to your email signature.

Got more ideas? Share your knowledge and let us know in the comments!



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  1. About the 2014 Top-Rated Awards
  2. Five Ways To Use Your Top-Rated Status
  3. New Text Message Review Feature Offers Nonprofits Instant Feedback

1 Comment

  1. It doesn’t get any dumber than this contest.  Great Nonprofits is continuing to misdirect millions of donation decisions, rewarding the worst charities that game the system.  You make it so easy for F and D rated groups – like Feed the Children and the Humane Society of the United States – to get people to post stellar reviews. 
    You already direct people to donate to F-rated Feed the Children, which lied to CBS about their work in Haiti – and got nailed for it.  A great article about Feed the Children, “Charities Lie About Numbers To Look Good”  is just one of hundreds of media stories about this horrible group, one of Great Nonprofits favorites.  FTC’s leader, Larry Jones, was fired after an Attorney General investigation.  Child porn was found in his office when it was emptied.  What a great nonprofit.  Faking numbers, lying about program services, posting 5 star reviews on this site.  FTC belongs under your category of “scandals.”
    The HSUS is facing major RICO charges that will end up with at least $20 million in penalties, according to every animal welfare and legal expert that has examined the lawsuit (they already lost rounds 1 and 2).  The IRS has an open investigation of HSUS based on formal complaints from 6 members of Congress, nearly 10,000 letters from taxpayers, and thousands of pages documenting excessive lobbying.  Maybe donations from readers of this site will help them pay for it.  HSUS should be at the top of your list for scandals, with a South Dakota lawsuit for an illegal raid and animal seizure on the docket too – and raising tens of millions for Hurricane Sandy, reporting just $1.9 million and expenses of just $400,000 to the NY Attorney General.
    To award charities top status based on 10 new, easily generated reviews alone is worse than doing nothing.  You need to do some vetting and checking and include real criteria in this.  I plan to alert Great Nonprofits’ advisory board to this – before too much damage is done.  Moreover,  if either HSUS, FTC – or others like them – appears in your top charities list,  each and every media outlet that covers it will be educated about their scandals and encouraged to utilize Charity Watch and not Great Nonprofits, which is corrupt charities’ best friend.
    Get a freaking clue.  You have to know how ridiculous the contest as presented is.  Why are you choosing to do this?


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