Which Nonprofits Are Making a Difference for Youth in Your Community?
San Francisco, August 2009 — The 2009 GreatNonprofits Youth Thrive Awards will recognize the top-rated youth-focused nonprofits. In the months of August and September, the small, medium, and large organizations with the most positive reviews will be featured on GreatNonprofits and on Guidestar, the premier site for philanthropic research on the Web.
The contest asks clients, donors, volunteers, and board members to write reviews of these nonprofits. All reviews will be automatically visible on GuideStar.org.
“Reviews show the real human impact of nonprofits and raise the visibility and credibility of those organizations,” says GreatNonprofits CEO Perla Ni. “This will help highly-rated nonprofits attract more support and volunteers.”
GreatNonprofits is a nonprofit Web site where people can post reviews of nonprofit organizations, similar to “Yelp” or “TripAdvisor.”
Nonprofits with the most positive reviews in their category will be announced as winners and receive promotion on GuideStar.org. Awards will be given out of 9 categories (6 geographic US regions and 3 budget sizes – small, medium and large). Contest Deadline: September 30th.
In addition, everyone who writes a review is eligible to win great prizes such as a certificate to Birkenstock, Cliff Bars, delicious treats from Greyston Bakery and more.
GreatNonprofits enables user-generated reviews about nonprofits. You already know that one of the best ways to find a good restaurant or a good hotel is through reviews by other people who have tried the services. If you have direct experience with a nonprofit—as a donor, volunteer, client who has been served, board member or professional in the field – GreatNonprofits makes it easier for you to share your knowledge so that other people can discover the great nonprofits that are out there.
GreatNonprofits is a non-profit 501© (3) organization itself that is funded by foundations and individuals.