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A-B-Cs of the Youth Thrive Awards

Which nonprofits are making a difference for youth in your community? Tell us.

GuideStar's partner GreatNonprofits is kicking off the school year with the Youth Thrive campaign. Between now and September 30, 2009, people with firsthand experiences with youth-focused nonprofits are invited to write reviews about those organizations. Reviews will appear on both GuideStar and

The nonprofits that receive the most positive reviews in their respective categories (three budget categories and five geographic ones) will be named Youth Thrive Award winners. Plus, every person who writes a review will be eligible to win a Birkenstock certificate, Cliff Bars, Greystone Bakery goods, or other prize.

How to Write a Review

  1. Search the database for the organization you want to review. If you are a GuideStar Premium subscriber, you'll need to log out first.
  2. Click the Write a Review link in that organization's listing in the search results.


    Click the Write Reviews tab that appears in the left column of every page of the organization's report.
  3. Fill in and submit the review form.

It's that easy.

What Nonprofits Can Do

Ask your stakeholders to write reviews. A stakeholder is any non-compensated individual who has firsthand experience with your organization, including clients, volunteers, board members, and donors. Your organization can use the reviews in your marketing materials, on your Web site, in grant proposals ... wherever you want to demonstrate the difference you're making and the lives you've touched.

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Topics: Impact