Office of Letters and Light Wins 2011 GuideStar-Kimbia Nonprofit Giveaway Contest
GuideStar, the nonprofit industry’s leading resource for nonprofit data, today announced that nonprofit organization Office of Letters and Light is the winner of the prestigious GuideStar-Kimbia Nonprofit Giveaway Contest. As contest winner, Office of Letters and Light (OLL) will receive a $5,000 donation, provided by KIMBIA, which provides nonprofits and other organizations with the most powerful and flexible online fundraising and event management tools. The contest winner was determined by the total number of new reviews submitted on the GuideStar and GreatNonprofits websites during the month of February. The Berkeley, CA-based Office of Letters and Light received well over 2,300 reviews in response to the contest.
Nonprofit reviews can be a key way to increased funding for many nonprofits, as potential donors and grant makers visit the GuideStar and GreatNonprofits websites to view reviews and take the temperature of nonprofit activities and missions and to leverage the donation tools on those sites.
“We’re thrilled for Office of Letters and Light,” says Bob Ottenhoff, CEO of GuideStar. “GuideStar is committed to supporting nonprofits with the information, insight and donor-fostering programs needed to thrive. This contest is especially uplifting for us as it gives voice to those who benefit from the work of nonprofits in all their varied forms and missions. From the reviews submitted in support of OLL, clearly they are helping a lot of people achieve their creative potential. We hope this contest will help to further that mission.”
“Our goal at KIMBIA is to give organizations the power to convert a moment of inspiration into a new relationship. The reviews submitted this last month create thousands of new points of inspiration that will help organizations make connections with new supporters and new donors. We are honored to have the opportunity to support this program and congratulate all the organizations that participated," says Thon Morse, KIMBIA Founder and President.