Campaign dates: May 1-31
GreatNonprofits and GuideStar have launched the 2010 Women's Empowerment
Campaign, in partnership with the National Organization for Women (NOW), to
identify top-rated nonprofits focusing on women's issues.
Any nonprofit that has at least 10 positive reviews (4 or 5 stars) by May 31,
will make the GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Women’s Empowerment Nonprofits list.
Benefits to nonprofits:• Increased exposure to donors
• Improved community loyalty: Opportunity to engage stakeholders
• Gain powerful, authentic stories of impact
How organizations can participate: Invite people who have seen their work – volunteers, clients, board members, and others – to write a review about you.Individuals can participate by visiting www.greatnonprofits.org and reviewing the women's organizations that are making a difference in their community.
FROM THE GNP BLOG: Apr19
Announcing the 2010 Women’s Empowerment Campaign
GreatNonprofits and GuideStar are launching the 2010 Women's Empowerment Campaign, in partnership with the National Organization for Women (NOW), in May to identify top-rated nonprofits focusing on women's issues. We are interested in hearing how are these organizations having an impact in the lives of women today.
There are a number of benefits for organizations that participate:
Recognition: Every organization that gathers 10 or more positive reviews during the month of May will make the first-ever GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Women's Empowerment Nonprofits List.
Community Engagement: This is a great opportunity for nonprofits and their community members to interact and engage directly.
First-person stories: Clients volunteers, donors and others share with the public, in their own words, how this nonprofit serves its community. Nonprofits can use this resource of powerful and authentic stories to engage donors and volunteers.
Most of all, in this age of social media, transparency and accountability, it is important for all nonprofits to encourage their community of stakeholders to get more involved with new technological opportunities, including user reviews, to spread the word about the important work they are doing.
This has become even more critical at a time when government cutbacks and the prolonged recession are making it more difficult for many nonprofits to attract badly-needed support.
GreatNonprofits is committed to do what we can in this regard, so -- working in conjunction with our partners -- we hold a different campaign for various parts of the nonprofit sector every month. This is the first time we have been able to wage a campaign on behalf of women's groups, and we are very excited at the prospect of attracting public attention during May to the many and varied organizations working to empower women throughout the nonprofit world.
So please help us spread the word and visit the campaign home page during May.
Campaign deadline: May 31, 2010.
In this era of social media, millions of people already have discovered that a review by someone who has gone to a restaurant or tried out a doctor is a useful way to evaluate the suitability of those services for themselves.
Similarly, if a person has direct experience with a charitable organization, GreatNonprofits makes it easier for him or her to share that knowledge so that other people can discover that group as well.
At GreatNonprofits, we do not write the reviews ourselves. Rather, like at Amazon or at consumer review sites like Epinions, Zagats, or TripAdvisor, the reviews and ratings are posted by people who have been touched by a nonprofit and want to share their story about it. Therefore, on our site you'll discover stories of people who have volunteered or donated to nonprofits, as well as stories of people who have benefited from their services.
Since its founding in 2007, GreatNonprofits has quickly grown into the leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. Our review methodology takes into account the diversity of the nonprofit sector; thus we host reviews of groups of all different shapes and sizes and types from the smallest grassroots groups operating on the local level, to the large regional, national and international organizations.
Currently, users can rate more than 1.2 million nonprofits directly on our website, or -- via syndication -- on our partner sites, such as GuideStar. The reviews on GuideStar, for example, are linked to from the search results pages as well as from the individual organizations' profile pages. Users also can write reviews directly on GuideStar that will be published on GreatNonprofits as well.
GreatNonprofits is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization itself, which is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Sand Hill Foundation, Morgan Family Foundation, Peery Foundation, and individuals who believe that we provide a vital resource for nonprofits, volunteers and donors.
GreatNonprofits has received media coverage in Newsweek, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Alliance magazine, and on NPR. GreatNonprofits is led by a seasoned nonprofit executive, Perla Ni, founder and former publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. More about the national board and advisory board are here.
If you have other suggestions for us, drop us a line at info(at)greatnonprofits.org. We are eager to hear from you and get your feedback!