Some of the industries top tech resources for nonprofits have partnered up for the 2010 GreatNonprofits Science & Technology Campaign, recognizing science and technology organizations making a difference in the lives of people everywhere. Starting August 1, participants will get the chance to share first-person stories about an organization they feel makes a difference in their community. The nonprofit that gathers 10 or more positive reviews throughout the month will make the Greatnonprofits Top-Rated Science & Technology Nonprofts List.
Greatnonprofits launched the campaign, in partnership with Guidestar, NTEN, TechSoup Global, Association for Women in Science and Tonic, to “identity nonprofits in this area [science and technology] — whether it’s through advancing scientific knowledge, offering education resources, or employing tech solutions to solve local and global problems.” The hope is that stories from donors, volunteers, clients or any one else willing to share, will help encourage others to donate and/or volunteer.
The campaign ends August 31. See the NTEN blog for more details on how you can tell your story and inspire others to take action in the fields of technology and science.
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By Heidi Genrich
Guidestar, the mega-database of nonprofits and their Form 990s, has launched a site that gathers and organizes nonprofit reviews from GiveWell, GreatNonprofits, Philanthropedia and Root Cause. Most of Guidestar’s parnter sites are all charity evaluators that survey charity experts, though GreatNonprofits utilizes user-submitted reviews. Up until this point, Guidstar has only been primarily useful to those who need know more about a specific nonprofit, but their new platform, , is aimed at directing users to quality nonprofits within various cause categories.
This development is also interesting in light of the joint press release put out by GuideStar, Charity Navigator, GiveWell, Philanthropedia, GreatNonprofits and Philanthropy Action last year that condemned the use of overhead ratios (i.e. how much was spent on programs vs. administration vs. fundraising) and finances to rate and compare nonprofit organizations. There has been a positive shift in the community towards prioritizing the nonprofit’s social impact when judging their programs and operations.
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