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About the 2014 Top-Rated Awards


Top Rated Awards: Coming April, 2014

The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards has been running since 2009. Think of the program like a people’s choice awards where volunteers, donors and people served by the great work of each and every nonprofit can cast their vote in the form of a review to express their appreciation and potentially win nonprofits a spot on the List.  Read about the previous Top-Rated winners.

Why Should Individuals Participate?

If you’ve already worked for or with a nonprofit and know their good work, what better way to express your appreciation than a review. It’s fast and simple to express your feeling for the work of the nonprofit. And your words do mean a lot. First, if the nonprofit you nominate gets 10 or more 4 or 5 star reviews and maintains an overall average of 4 or 5 stars during the campaign period, they’ll be listed on the Greatnonprofits 2014 Top-Rated Awards List. And with this comes publicity, a shot at $20,000 in advertising online promotion, possible attendance at our annual Tech for Social Good Event. To get started, nominate a nonprofit today by writing a review.

Why Should Nonprofits Participate?

You’ll get exposure and media coverage for your nonprofit. Winning nonprofits get added to the GreatNonprofits 2014 Top-Rated List, distributed to media and corporate foundations nation-wide. Plus you’ll be added to our #GivingTuesday and Holiday Giving Guide and included in City Pages and Releases for Top-Cities.

Plus you’ll be able to use all these reviews in donor letters, on your website and more. And we’ll also provide you with marketing materials and tips on how to gather reviews and how to market your status once you are listed.

So what are you waiting for, get started with some marketing tips below.

Market on Social Media:

  • Help us get a 2014 @GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Award, write a review of your experience with us! [INSERT YOUR PROFILE PAGE]
  • Nominate us for the @GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List! [INSERT YOUR PROFILE PAGE]
  • Hey Volunteers! Review us for the GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List! [INSERT YOUR PROFILE PAGE]

Send Emails or Direct Mail to Volunteers, Donors, Employees (you name it)

Dear Friend,If you love our work then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits – a review site like TripAdvisor – is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2014 Top-Rated List. Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes! Go to (link here) to get started!