GreatNonprofits is the leading developer of tools …
GreatNonprofits is the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about nonprofits.
At GreatNonprofits, we do not write the reviews ourselves. Rather, like at Amazon or at consumer review sites like Epinions, Zagats, or TripAdvisor, the reviews and ratings are posted by people who have been touched by a nonprofit and want to share their story about it. Therefore, on our site you'll discover stories of people who have volunteered or donated to nonprofits, as well as stories of people who have benefited from their services.
Since its founding in 2007, GreatNonprofits has quickly grown into the leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. Our review methodology takes into account the diversity of the nonprofit sector; thus we host reviews of groups of all different shapes and sizes and types from the smallest grassroots groups operating on the local level, to the large regional, national and international organizations.
Currently, users can rate more than 1.2 million nonprofits directly on our website, or -- via syndication -- on our partner sites, such as GuideStar, CharityNavigator and GlobalGiving. The reviews on GuideStar, for example, are visible on the individual organizations' profile pages. Users also can write reviews directly on GuideStar or any of our partner sites. All reviews get simultaneously posted to all partner sites.
This represents the largest database of first-person stories about nonprofit organizations ever assembled. These are stories submitted by people -- clients, donors, volunteers and others-- who have experienced the impacts of nonprofit work up close. The stories are in digital form that are freely and easily accessible to anyone who wants to read them. This valuable resource helps donors, volunteers, journalists, and concerned citizens to learn about the nonprofit services available in their communities and beyond.
GreatNonprofits is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization itself, which is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Sand Hill Foundation, Morgan Family Foundation, Peery Foundation, and individuals who believe that we provide a vital resource for nonprofits, volunteers and donors.
GreatNonprofits has received media coverage in Newsweek, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Alliance magazine, and on NPR. GreatNonprofits is led by a seasoned nonprofit executive, Perla Ni, founder and former publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. More about the national board and advisory board are here.