Happy Holidays and Thank you!

November 20, 2013 at 02:53pm Leave a Comment

Happy Holidays!

It’s been our privilege to serve you this year. We want to see you succeed – inspire and inform more supporters and use feedback to have great impact.  Below are some highlights from this past year and what is to come in 2014. Thank you for using GreatNonprofits!

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Give Wisely This Season of Giving!

November 20, 2013 at 12:27pm Leave a Comment

GreatNonprofits Publishes 2013 Top-Rated Charity List

This Season of Giving when most Americans donate and volunteer for nonprofits, GreatNonprofits, the largest nonprofit review site (like a Yelp for Nonprofits) announces the 2013 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List.  Over 1,400 nonprofits ranging from national nonprofits to local nonprofits are on the list.  In 2013, an expected $375 billion[1] is expected to be donated to nonprofits.  The Top-Rated List of nonprofits helps donors find worthy charities. (more…)

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Cheers to Charity: Helping Around the Holidays

November 19, 2013 at 04:14pm Comment (1)

Pine trees.  Gilded glass ornaments.  Big gold boxes wrapped with shiny red ribbons.  The image of the holidays we have is one of people cozying up next to the fireplace stockings in their knitted reindeer sweaters with a plate of gingerbread cookies in one hand and a present in the other.

For most of us, our biggest worry is whether to buy the green scarf or the blue scarf for our mother-in-law, or which Lego kit was the one our son wanted.  Yet for many others, presents are the last thing on their minds this holiday season – they’re just thinking about how to last the winter months with enough food and warm clothing.

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Serving On a Nonprofit Board

November 19, 2013 at 04:04pm Leave a Comment

Most of us reach a point in our careers where we need a new challenge. A little change once in a while spices up our lives and motivates our work. What better way to introduce change than to inspire change by serving on a nonprofit board?  Nonprofit board members witness the social impact of their great causes while also offering advice, oversight and support. Read on to learn about an array of benefits that come with serving on a nonprofit board.

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Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

November 12, 2013 at 12:08pm Leave a Comment

Typhoon Haiyan has left millions of families and children in need in the Philippines. As many as 2.5 million people require assistance. (more…)

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Top 5 Reasons for Joining in #GivingTuesday!

November 6, 2013 at 03:38pm Leave a Comment

The holiday season is quickly approaching and soon we’ll be finding ourselves caught up in the shopping madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Thankfully, #GivingTuesday, a movement that promotes giving back to kickoff the holiday season, gives everyone the opportunity to experience the true meaning of giving. (more…)

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Wreaths Across America Strives to Honor Veterans Every Day

October 30, 2013 at 11:50pm Leave a Comment

“To be killed in war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst that can happen… to be forgotten is the worse.” – Pierre Claeyssen

Image Provided by: Wreaths Across America

An important yet often-overlooked holiday is rapidly approaching.  Veterans Day, a federal holiday honoring those who served in the United States Armed Forces, falls on November 11. But it tends to be neglected in the frenzy between Halloween and Thanksgiving. (more…)

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First Bi-Directional API for Nonprofit Sector About to Launch

October 24, 2013 at 05:30pm Leave a Comment

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By Craig Newmark: contributing writer and founder of Craigslist.

Hey, I’m always excited about technology for social good. My motto for craigconnects is using technology to give the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. Recently, I invested in GreatNonprofits.org to create a Yelp for nonprofits.

I asked Perla Ni, of GreatNonprofits to write a guest blog post about this investment I’ve made. (more…)

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How Much Money To Leave Your Children?

October 24, 2013 at 04:47pm Leave a Comment


“I want to leave my kids with enough money for college and also to buy a house in Palo Alto. But that’s it. I’m giving away the rest.”

“I’m going to pay for my kids to go to college and grad school, and also for my grandkids to do the same.”

“I’m working hard now so that my kids won’t have to. I wouldn’t want my kids to struggle like I had to. I’m leaving them all of my money.”

–These are just three different answers from my friends on the question of how much money do you plan to leave to your kids? (more…)

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Fourth Graders Near Goal to Build a School in Kenya

October 23, 2013 at 12:49pm Leave a Comment

Students at a private academy bordering Silicon Valley, Calif., bustle about a sprawling campus evocative of a country club. But amid this campus dotted with tennis courts and a pool, a cadre of fourth-graders has quietly mobilized to personally raise $7,000 toward building a school for their far-less privileged peers in Kenya, under the auspices of the Free The Children international charity and educational partner. (more…)

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