It seems that everyone—including GuideStar—has a list of organizations helping in Haiti. And with these lists come questions. From donors: Which organization(s) should I support? From nonprofits: How does my organization get the public’s attention?Working with our partner GreatNonprofits, we have created a Haiti Disaster Action Center. This page lists more than 40 organizations working in Haiti. Here’s where you can help in a different way. If you have personal experience with any of these organizations—as a donor, volunteer, board member, or person helped out in a time of need (but not as a paid staff member)—share that information by writing a review. Your rating and comments will help donors decide which nonprofits to contribute to and also provide valuable feedback to the organizations themselves.
The reviews appear on both GreatNonprofits and GuideStar. And their impact will last long after the relief workers leave and Haitian citizens are able to resume their regular day-to-day activities. For there will be other disasters in the future, and these organizations will be there to help. Your reviews will help create a complete picture of each nonprofit’s effectiveness in times of crisis and great need.
The preceding is a guest post Bob Ottenhoff, Chief Executive of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. With an entrepreneurial spirit, strong technology focus, and a quest to make an impact in the world, Bob has the ability to take an organization and lead it into strong performance, sustainability, and industry leadership.