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Get in front of 30 Million Donation Decisions, for Free

Jessica Belsky Jessica Belsky

At GreatNonprofits, we know that every organization struggles with getting its message in front of new donors. How do you effectively communicate your impact to a new audience? We think that the best evangelists of your work are the folks that have direct experience with your work; be it your volunteers, your current donors, or the very people that you help through your programs.

What is GreatNonprofits?

GreatNonprofits is a review site—much like Amazon or TripAdvisor—but just for nonprofit experiences. Your nonprofit already has a profile, all you need to do is start asking your constituents to write about you. All of your reviews will be visible on GuideStar as well as GreatNonprofits. Right now, we are honoring our most highly-rated nonprofits for 2013 with our Top-Rated Awards.

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What are the Top-Rated Awards?

Nonprofits that receive 10 new, positive reviews will be considered Top-Rated. With your reviews, you’ll have the chance to get on the GreatNonprofits 2013 Top-Rated List. You’ll gain recognition for your work, get the Top-Rated badge for your marketing materials, a spot in our holiday giving guide and a shot at 20k in online promotion. The deadline is rolling until Octeber 31, 2013 and you will receive recognition as soon as you qualify.

And it’s completely free. Here’s all of the info.

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  • Use your social media! Feel free to use our Facebook badge (pictured right).
  • Email your constituents and ask them to review you—let them know about the contest!
  • Write about the opportunity in your next e-newsletter.
  • Got a volunteer training coming up? Ask your volunteers to write a review.

Want more help soliciting reviews or spreading the word once you've recieved a review? Check out GuideStar's helpful resources to get you started and answer your questions: http://www.guidestar.org/rxg/update-nonprofit-report/reviews-by-current-supporters.aspx.

The preceding is a guest post by Jessica Belsky, director of communications at GreatNonprofits, the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about great — and perhaps not yet great — nonprofits.

Topics: Nonprofit Leadership and Practice