About the 2014 Top-Rated Awards

March 18, 2014 at 05:03pm Leave a Comment

 

Top Rated Awards: Coming April, 2014

The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards has been running since 2009. Think of the program like a people’s choice awards where volunteers, donors and people served by the great work of each and every nonprofit can cast their vote in the form of a review to express their appreciation and potentially win nonprofits a spot on the List.  Read about the previous Top-Rated winners.

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Summer Exchange Programs

July 8, 2014 at 02:36pm Leave a Comment

While we’re in the heat of the summer, we realize it might be too late to plan for this year’s student exchange program, but it’s never too late to start planning for next year or the year after!

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Tips for Using Quotes and Reviews in Your Content Strategy

July 2, 2014 at 02:47pm Leave a Comment

In a recent blog post  7 Tips for Using Quotes for Your Nonprofit’s Content Strategy, Beth Kanter provides compelling reasons and extremely helpful tips for using  quotes as an integral element in your strategy.

As the author states, “Audiences love inspirational, relevant, and timely quotes, especially if created in graphic, visual format.”

Why not expand that idea a bit and include reviews as well? Here’s a recap of the seven tips for using quotes; you can apply them to reviews as well.

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Organizations with Volunteer Programs for Kids

July 2, 2014 at 12:56pm Leave a Comment

In a recent blog post, Helping Kids Make a Difference, we covered simple ways to get kids involved in philanthropy and giving – ideas as simple as a peanut butter and jelly drive or fostering an animal.  We’re following on to that blog post by highlighting a few Top-Rated nonprofits using our site. 

Check out these top-rated nonprofits and learn how kids are participating in their volunteer activities!

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Helping Kids Make a Difference

July 2, 2014 at 11:51am Comment (1)

It’s Never Too Early to Help

It’s easy to forget how lucky we are.  We get in a particular groove, driving the kids to school, cheering them on at sporting events, helping them with homework. But are we teaching them how to pitch in and help others who are not as fortunate? How do they learn that not every child can ask a parent for basketball shoes and have them in time for next team practice? Do our kids realize that the crystal-clear drinking water that comes out of the tap is not an endless flow?

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Converting Employees into Brand Ambassadors

July 2, 2014 at 11:31am Leave a Comment

Article by Catchafire.org

Your most valuable advocates may be closer to home than you realize.

With a little encouragement, you can turn your employees into active brand ambassadors who strengthen your brand recognition, attract potential hires, impress new donors, and connect top influencers with your cause.

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Q & A with David Lansdowne

June 18, 2014 at 11:26am Leave a Comment

published by Emerson & Church

 

Many of us are apologetic when asking – as if we’re asking the donor to give as a personal favor to us. That’s not what we’re doing.  We’re seeking help for a worthy cause. Why can’t we seem to approach it that way?

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What We’ve Got in Store for You, Nonprofits!

June 13, 2014 at 03:25pm Leave a Comment

You’ve been wondering, what has GreatNonprofits done for me lately?  We’ve listened to what you’ve wanted, and here are the details about our latest release’s new features! (more…)

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Leveraging Social Media to Showcase Impact in the Nonprofit Sector

May 23, 2014 at 10:57am Leave a Comment

It’s no surprise that social media is big and it’s here to stay. While we know you’re probably already using social media to the hilt, we want to help you maximize your potential on dynamic platforms and highlight your amazing work. Since the GreatNonprofits mission is to help nonprofits showcase stories of impact, we thought what better way to do this than by surveying our nonprofits to see how they are using social media to showcase their reviews and ratings. Read on for more. If you can’t find yourself below, but are marketing yourselves well on social media, click here to tell us about it and we’ll share your story. (more…)

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Nonprofits Supporting Our Cultural Heritage

May 22, 2014 at 12:40pm Leave a Comment

Read About Nonprofits Supporting Our Cultural Heritage From Coast to Coast

Summer’s almost here; time to start making those vacation plans. As you glance through guidebooks, you’ll be sure to see lists of “don’t miss” monuments, parks, and museums. But take a little time, and you’ll also find places where the local population strives to keep local cultural heritage and customs thriving Look for places where people are working together to save a remnant of history, turn an urban landscape into a swath of greenery, or keep a cherished craft alive. The places highlighted below are just a small sample of what awaits you on your travels – we’ve highlighted nonprofits promoting our cultural heritage in the Northeast, Southeast, South, Midwest and West.

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Give Kids The World, a 2013 Top-Rated Winner, Leverages Social Media to Spread the Love

May 22, 2014 at 11:15am Leave a Comment


Amid Central Florida attractions such as Walt Disney World and SeaWorld lies Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre nonprofit storybook resort that hosts children with life-threatening diseases, along with their families.  Founded in 1986 by Henri Landwirth, a successful hotelier who survived five years as a child in Auschwitz, children come here from every state and 75 countries for complimentary vacations, intended as a respite from the weight of their illnesses. In addition to accommodations in one of the Village’s 144 villas, their vacation includes  meals, entertainment and donated tickets to nearby attractions like SeaWorld, Universal Orlando Resort  and Walt Disney World. (more…)

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