November 20, 2013
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 is expected to be donated to nonprofits. The Top-Rated List of nonprofits helps donors find worthy charities. (more…)
May 7, 2013
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?
April 10, 2013
Your online reputation means a lot. Studies show that online reviews play into whether or not a donor decides to give. And who among us hasn’t checked out a restaurant review before deciding to make a reservation? All the more reason to ask your constituents to review you. Who better to tell your story than your volunteers, clients and donors?
Get rewarded for your great reviews.
Now is the time to enter the 2013 Top-Rated Awards. Let new donors find your great reviews on GreatNonprofits! Any nonprofit in the country can enter the Top-Rated Awards, but fewer than 1% become eligible for the honor. Will you be one of the elite?
Our winners get the opportunity at great prizes this year, we’ll be giving away trips to mingle with leaders in philanthropy and technology at our annual Technology for Social Good event in Silicon Valley and online promotion worth $20,000. All winners also get a 2013 Top-Rated Badge to add to your website, marketing materials, annual reports and grant proposals to demonstrate your credibility to donors and funders. Your badge will also automatically show on your profile page on GreatNonprofits. Winners will earn a spot on our 2013 Top-Rated List. The list will be distributed to media and corporate foundations nation-wide. (Repeat winner? You could get a spot on our Hall of Fame too!)
Get the funding and attention you deserve and the tools to promote your achievement!
How to Participate:
It’s simple, fast and free. Invite people who have seen your work – your volunteers, clients and board members – to write a review about you! A nonprofit needs 10 or more positive (4 or 5 star) reviews to be placed on the Top-Rated List.
Need a little help asking for reviews? No problem! Check out our ideas on inviting reviews.
Reviews will be counted from April 1 – October 31, 2013, with winners announced monthly.
December 19, 2012
GreatNonprofits is thrilled to be hearing the many success stories from our 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofits. Are you a Top-Rated Nonprofit wondering how to promote your new status? Here are some ideas for you and your team:
1) In your End-of-Year letter, in your accomplishments, tout that you were a Top-Rated nonprofit.
(Your Group) is proud to announce that we were recognized nationally this year by GreatNonprofits as a 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit. Thank you to everyone who helped us win this honor by writing reviews of our organization. We deeply appreciate you taking the time to do so, as these reviews will be useful to us in many ways going forward.
You can read all of our great reviews here (insert link to your profile page).
2) Display your 2012 Top-Rated Certificate in your office entryway or lobby.
3) Seal your brochures or letters with your Top-Rated stickers! Order them here.
4) Put your Top-Rated badge on your website with a link to your reviews.
5) Include the good news in your next email newsletter.
GreatNonprofits congratulates all of our 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofits. Stay tuned to find out how to become a 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit.
October 15, 2012
Hey Volunteers! Thanks to your feedback through candid reviews, we were able to compile a list of great nonprofits who are effectively acting on their mission statements. These are organizations that you’ve told us not only talk the talk, but walk the talk!
DC Central Kitchen
Mission: We use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities
GNP users say: “Its food doesn’t just go straight to the needy, it first drives a culinary program for putting people back on the path to self sufficiency with skills in hand.”
Center for Intercultural Organizing
Mission: The Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) is a diverse, grassroots membership organization working to build a multi-racial, multicultural movement for immigrant and refugee rights
GNP users say: “The Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) is an amazing organization that touches the lives of immigrants and refugees. The close-knit intercultural relationships created and fostered through this organization by bringing together so many different cultures (many with long-time historical conflicts) are creating long-term change locally and state-wide; creating a positive ripple effect for American born residents, and maybe even worldwide.”
Cancer Schmancer Foundation
Mission:The Cancer Schmancer Movement is to ensure all women’s cancers are diagnosed in stage 1, when they are most curable
GNP users say: “Coming across Cancer Schmancer, I can’t even describe to you… It has changed everything for me. I know what to look for now. I know what to do. I know how to react. And most importantly, I know that cancer is NOT the boss of me. The Cancer Schmancer Movement has taught me to be a medical consumer, and has comforted me and guided me in helping my dear friend who was just diagnosed… at stage 1.”
Mission: Abilities United champions people with developmental and other disabilities and provides the training, education, and support they need to lead the lives they choose
GNP users say: “When Amber stepped into the warm water at the Betty Wright Swim Center, she walked on her first for the very first time – or more appropriately, she RAN through the water unassisted. Eventually she was able to repeat that experience on land Amber is now 16 and continues to be served by the Betty Wright Swim Center as well as the After School Socialization Program at Abilities United. Abilities United has made a profound difference in our lives!”
Mission: To lift morale and put smiles on faces by sending care packages addressed to individual Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed in harm’s way, to their children left behind, and to Veterans, Wounded Warriors and First Responders
GNP users say: “As a prior service member, I cannot impress upon you how uplifting it is to receive such generosity from strangers, in any form. In recent years, I have helped put together care packages for service members, full well knowing that there will be a hard-working, well-deserving service man or woman on the receiving end.”
Mission: To provide a caring, safe haven to some of God’s most beautiful creatures. We put their needs above all else; the old, the maimed, the unwanted can find sanctuary here
GNP users say: “The exotic cats at In-Sync are so loved and cared for by the staff and volunteers. I have been impressed by the high standards Vicky Keahey sets for the care of these beautiful cats and some of the stories of rehabilitation from the horrid conditions they were rescued from are remarkable.”
Mission: “Wiser is a free online community space connecting the people, nonprofits and businesses working toward a just and sustainable world”
GNP Users say: “I turned English into Chinese in order to make more people access to it–a green social network engaging in sustainable development. We share interesting information and together hold activities.”
Love Without Boundaries
Mission: To transform the lives of orphaned and impoverished children by providing hope and healing
GNP Users say: “I have seen the work that LWB does for the children and rural families in China for 8+ years now and know that they have saved lives and changed countless more lives around the world by what they are doing for the children of China.”
Mission: Develops practical, life saving programs for cancer survivors
GNP Users say: “Malecare is a Non-profit organization that brings men from all walks of life together who have or have had prostate cancer. It offers support to individuals who previously would have felt or been isolated.”
Society for Science & the Public
Mission: dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education
GNP users say: “I have been involved in Science Fairs for over 22 years and the International Fair since 1994. The parent body (SSP) that supports this fair does a tremendous job. They support the students, the teachers, and all who are trying to keep kids interested and inspired in the sciences, technology, and engineering.”
Did we miss one? Write a review and let us know in the comments!
May 10, 2012
Mother’s Day is this Sunday (May 13.) What better time to celebrate Women’s Empowerment nonprofits? We partnered with the American Association of University Women, the National Council of Women’s Organizations, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Global Fund for Women, and Futures Without Violence to help us reach out to a wide range of groups. If you’ve benefited from, volunteered with, or donated to a organization that supports women, now is the time to support them with a review. Any organization getting ten or more positive reviews during the month of May will be a winner in the Top-Rated Women’s Empowerment Awards 2012. Click here to write a review of a great women’s nonprofit.
If you know someone working for a nonprofit that supports women, tell them about this opportunity for their organization to get recognition from supporters’ reviews.
Special thanks to our partners helping promote the Women’s Empowerment Awards 2012: