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GuideStar-KIMBIA Winter Giveaway Winner

Charities tweeted. They e-mailed. They issued news releases.

Donors, board members, volunteers, and recipients of services clicked. They wrote reviews.

The lead changed several times. New organizations entered the top 10 almost right until the end.

The GuideStar-KIMBIA Winter Giveaway ended at 11:59 p.m. EST February 28, 2011. More than 18,000 reviews were submitted for more than 1,000 charities. But only one could win the $5,000 prize. That organization is:

The Office of Letters and Light

The Office of Letters and Light garnered more than 2,300 reviews. Soon it will receive $5,000 from our partner KIMBIA.

Turning Point Center came in second, barely acing Snowbird Outfitters Inc. out of third place. Each received more than 600 reviews.

We hope that all of the nonprofits that entered the giveaway will benefit from participating. The reviews your organization has received are powerful testimonials to your impact—quote them on your Web site, in newsletters, in blogs, in news releases, through social media, in fundraising materials, in your GuideStar profile ... wherever you reach out to audiences old and new.

About the GuideStar-KIMBIA Partnership

GuideStar and KIMBIA have teamed up to offer a full suite of fundraising and event management solutions for nonprofits through the KIMBIA platform. KIMBIA gives cause organizations the power to improve and optimize their existing online fundraising and event efforts. Their platform and their people will help nonprofits create the best solutions for your best intentions.

Learn more about giving power with GuideStar and KIMBIA


Suzanne E. Coffman, March 2011
© 2011, GuideStar USA, Inc.

Suzanne Coffman is GuideStar's editorial director and editor of the GuideStar Newsletter.

Topics: Charitable Giving