Companies often struggle to find suitable nonprofits for their corporate volunteering program. A new website promises to take the pain out of this process.

How was your volunteer experience? Now you can tell the world.

How do you find a nonprofit for your employee volunteer programs? The process of calling, questioning, reviewing, and choosing a non-profit can be confusing and tiring work. In fact, business’ often don’t know what they’re getting into until it’s too late. Wouldn’t it be great if it were possible to give nonprofits a once-over before even picking up the phone?

A new site, GreatNonprofits.org, will be releasing its first set of ratings for non-profits (by cause and city) on December 1. They’re utilizing a consumer review process that looks a lot like Amazon book reviews, and now you’ll be able to see what others have said about their personal experiences with potential non-profits. The reviews and ratings are actually made up of the experiences of volunteers as well as donors, clients and even board members.

Perla Ni, the CEO and founder of GreatNonprofits says, “There are so many great nonprofits that don’t have an advertising budget and are not household names. They have no way to benefit from the generosity of donors and volunteers during the giving season. Through these unique lists, you can see how these nonprofits are changing lives.”

Earlier this month, the Huffington Post cited Ni and GreatNonprofits.org as a Game Changer in Philanthropy, saying, “User-generated reviews and Zagat-like ratings make GreatNonProfits.org a destination site for the philanthropic.”

Here’s the thing: we’ve never used the site ourselves. It’s pretty new. So let us know what you think. We appreciate the insight of our readers.

Chris Jarvis
Senior Consultant, Realized Worth, Toronto, Canada1-317-371-4435
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