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Benefits for Nonprofits

Nonprofits have come up with some really creative ways to solicit reviews from their clients, volunteers, supporters and partners.

Here are a few. You have an idea to share? Send it to us!

Wendy from North Hills Community Center:

We have a volunteer e-newsletter and we highlight it every month. Just recently we made flyers that we put in our food pantry bags for a month. That got three client reviews and we offer technical assistance to people who couldn't do it. We should also have a laptop dedicated to greatnonprofits. Put a note on every volunteer's computer - after you finish your shift, please take 10 minutes to write a review.

Nicole from Communities in Schools:

We set up the website and while the kids are at school we encouraged them to go online and write reviews. A teacher was available to help with grammar.

Jeff from Communities in Schools:

Whenever students or parents ask us what can we do for you we ask them to write a review about us. Quite a few people ask " how can we give back" and you have to seize that moment.

Dave from the Human Services Center

We have a computer lab and students who wrote a review got a piece of chocolate.

We cast a very wide net and also sent out an email blast. We have a base of people who have volunteered, interned, Americorps, Americorps vista volunteers going back 25 years. I sent it to the board twice. We also have a council of agencies - people from 70 other nonprofits who partner with us (270 people who receive our email blast).

We promoted it at annual meeting in Nov, and followed up with email blast.

We also used it as our email tagline for 5 weeks at the bottom signature and also added link to our website for reading our reviews.

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Nonprofits Using GreatNonprofits

See the GreatNonprofits site seal in action, and read all the reviews they're receiving:
  • SF Connect (www.sfconnect.org) see review
  • North Hills Community Outreach (www.nhco.org) see review