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GreatNonprofits is the Leading Platform for Community-sourced Stories and Reviews About Nonprofits.

GreatNonprofits is the Leading Platform for Community-sourced Stories and Reviews About Nonprofits

The stories and reviews are submitted by people who know you best -- your clients, donors, volunteers, and others-- all those who have experienced the impact of nonprofit work up close!

The Story of GreatNonprofits

When Hurricane Katrina hit, the founder of GreatNonprofits, Perla Ni was the publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review (  She was asked by corporations and individuals who to donate to in places impacted, such as Biloxi, Mississippi


"I learned about several excellent, local nonprofits through one of our journalists who went to Biloxi. He asked people which nonprofits had been there to help them. He learned about a couple of small nonprofits who were distributing water and helping people living in their cars.   


It was clear that donors and prospective volunteers needed this kind of on-the-ground view from the community. We needed an online "Tripadvisor for Nonprofits” - to give a voice to the experiences of clients of nonprofits, volunteers, and involved donors.  And to help prospective donors and supporters find great nonprofits."


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 -- 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.


GreatNonprofits' Mission

Help Inspire and Inform Prospective Donors and Volunteers

—And help them differentiate between nonprofits, find ones that they trust, and be more confident in giving or signing up to volunteer.

Enable Great Nonprofits to Harness Their Most Authentic and Most Effective Advertising—

—the stories of the people they've served—regardless of the size of their marketing budget.

Promote Greater Nonprofit Excellence 

We aim to promote and raise nonprofit excellence through donor and volunteer feedback, and transparency to current and potential nonprofit supporters.

In this era of social media, millions of people already have discovered that a review by someone who has gone to a restaurant or tried out a doctor is a useful way to evaluate the suitability of those services for themselves.

Now you can share your stories about over 1.4 million nonprofits directly on our website, or -- via syndication -- on our partner sites, such as JustGive, GuideStar, and GlobalGiving.


GreatNonprofits is a Nonprofit Organization

GreatNonprofits is a nonprofit organization itself,  which is funded by foundations and individuals who believe that we provide a vital resource for nonprofits, volunteers, and donors.


It has received media coverage in the Economist, Huffington Post, and Wall Street Journal. GreatNonprofits is led by a seasoned nonprofit executive, Perla Ni, founder and former publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.


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