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GreatNonprofits Announces the 2014 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated

October 31, 2014—GreatNonprofits, the largest nonprofit review site announced today the 2014 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List. The Top-Rated List of nearly 1,700 nonprofits helps donors and volunteers find worthy charities this Season of Giving.

The Season of Giving is when most Americans donate and volunteer for nonprofits.  Charitable giving topped $416 billion in 2013.  In 2014, charitable giving is expected to reach over $432 billion* — $375 billion of that is expected to be donated to nonprofits.  Additionally, one in four Americans will volunteer their time.

Unlike other charity awards, the Top-Rated award winners were selected entirely by people who have had direct experience with the nonprofit as volunteers, donors, or those who have been helped by the nonprofit. Founder and CEO, Perla Ni says,

“This way, the charities get valuable feedback from the public they serve. And with community feedback on the rise, what better way to understand the nonprofits and charities making a difference on the ground than from the people who experience it.”

The reviews often come in the form of inspiring stories, like this one about Give Kids the World, a nonprofit serving children with life-threatening diseases:

“Give Kids the World… the most beautiful place in the world to children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Our entire family went … and we will never, ever forget that wonderful, magical place or the Angels that work there. What beautiful hearts these people have, we are so thankful that we were able to experience the love that they have for these children.”

For more heart-warming stories, see the complete list of Top-Rated charities.

The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List helps people choose wisely this Season of Giving. Ni says,

“Volunteers and donors can get inspired and informed by this Top-Rated list. And companies looking to encourage employee giving and volunteering too – can use this list to increase volunteer engagement during this Season of Giving.”

The reviews and ratings span 32 issues such as animals, the environment, women’s issues, education, health, art and more. With over 5,500 city and issue pages, donors and volunteers can find charities in their cities; whether that’s New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco or even suburbs like Mountain View, California.

No matter the cause – whether providing medical relief like Global Links or improving literacy, like Room to Read — these charities are making a difference for their community. What would we do without them?

About GreatNonprofits.org

With over 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States alone, how do donors and volunteers find out which charities are making a difference? GreatNonprofits offers a free, easy to use website and tools that allows nonprofits to get feedback and hear the real stories of the community they serve. GreatNonprofits applies the power of crowdsourcing to the world of nonprofits, currently providing over 200,000 reviews. GreatNonprofits has received media coverage in the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and partners with Huffington Post.

*Source: Atlas of Giving Report.

*Source: Corporation for National and Community Service