28 Feb 2010
GreatNonprofits is a tool that allows you to find, review, and talkabout great — and perhaps not yet great — nonprofits.
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GreatNonprofits is a tool that allows you to find, review, and talkabout great — and perhaps not yet great — nonprofits. You alreadyknow that reviews by other people who have gone to a restaurant ortried out a doctor are the best way to find out about the quality ofthose services. If you have direct experience with a nonprofit,GreatNonprofits makes it easier for you to share your knowledge so thatother people can discover the great nonprofits that are out there.
The organisation do not review nonprofits themselves. Much like Amazon book reviewsor consumer reviews site (Epinions, Zagats, TripAdvisor, Yelp, etc.),the reviews and ratings are posted by people who have been touched by anonprofit and want to share their story about it. Theirsite has stories of people who have volunteered for or donated tononprofits and stories of people who have received services.
Reviews can be seen here on their website, and are also syndicated to other sites via a group called GuideStar where they are linked from the search results as well asfrom the individual nonprofit profile pages. You can also write reviewson GuideStar and they will be visible on GreatNonprofits as well asGuideStar.
GreatNonprofits is a non-profit organization itself,which is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Wallace AlexanderGerbode Foundation, Sand Hill Foundation, Morgan Family Foundation,Peery Foundation, and individuals who believe that we provide a neededinformation source for nonprofits, volunteers and donors.
Launched in Nov. 2007, GreatNonprofits has already received media coverage in NewsWeek, 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.
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