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15 Surprising Things You Can Thank a Nonprofit For

Comments (3) July 18, 2012

The famed San Diego Zoo is managed by a nonprofit

Are you getting excited about watching the upcoming Olympics? Have you ever browsed Wikipedia? Do you listen to All Things Considered in your car? Guess what? You can thank nonprofits for all of the above. You might be surprised by how much we owe to nonprofits. Check out our list of 15 surprising things we have nonprofits to thank  for:

Central Park first opened in 1857 and is managed by the Central Park Conservancy, a nonprofit.

The famous San Diego Zoo, housing over 3,700 animals, is managed by the nonprofit Zoological Society of San Diego.

Microfinance started gaining momentum in the 1970s, through the efforts of such pioneers as Grameen Bank, which led to the American offshoot Grameen Foundation USA.

Most canine search and rescue teams are managed by nonprofits with volunteer dog and people pairs, such as the American Rescue Dog Association, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, Inc and the Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States.

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Earth Day, first taking place on April 22, 1970, was created by the Earth Day Network.

The Smithsonian Institute, established in 1846, runs the largest museum complex in the world.

Barney, Masterpiece Theater, The Teletubbies, and numerous other educational and kids’ TV shows are broadcast to American audiences by the nonprofit Public Broadcasting Service.


For Mother’s Day – Show Your Support for Women’s Empowerment Nonprofits

Leave a Comment May 10, 2012

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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:

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