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Women’s Empowerment Campaign Launches to Identify Leading Nonprofits

GreatNonprofits  and  GuideStar  jointly announce the launch of the second annual  Women’s Empowerment Campaign, which seeks to identify top-rated organizations working on women’s issues.

Partners in the campaign, which will run throughout the month of March, include  GuideStar, National Council of Women’s Organizations, Women’s Funding Network, the American Association of University Women, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  and  the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

A major goal of the campaign is to raise public awareness about the many excellent nonprofit organizations that work on women’s issues and initiatives. Any nonprofit that gets at least 10 new positive stakeholder reviews by midnight, March 31st will be recognized on the GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Women’s Nonprofits List.

“There are so many wonderful nonprofit organizations working on women’s issues from all sorts of perspectives, and last year reviewers spoke up about hundreds of them through their reviews  said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Through this year’s campaign, we hope to shine a spotlight on their important work and discover even more organizations that work to empower women around the world. 

Participants in the campaign can expect to receive increased exposure to donors and volunteers and increased visibility in their communities and the media.

Research conducted by GreatNonprofits indicates that user reviews are can have a wide array of impacts on nonprofit organizations “ from increasing fundraising success to furthering volunteer recruitment and promoting programmatic changes and improvements.

The user reviews gathered by GreatNonprofits are written by anyone with personal experience with a nonprofit, i.e., a donor, volunteer, board member, client, or member of the public.

Over the past year more than 675,000 people visited GreatNonprofits to read and write these reviews. As of now, there are more than 60,000 reviews of some 8,000 organizations.

 About the Campaign

The Women’s Empowerment Campaign will run throughout the month of March and all reviews will appear on both the and websites. Nonprofits with 10 or more positive reviews will be included on the GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Women’s Nonprofits List. Review submissions must take place from March 1st through 31st, 2010.


 GuideStar  is the leading source of philanthropic information on the web.

 National Council of Women’s Organizations  is a nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition that represents over 11 million women across the United States. Our over 200 member organizations collaborate through substantive policy work and grass roots activism to address issues of concern to women.

 Women’s Funding Network  connects and strengthens more than 165 organizations that fund women’s solutions across the globe, making us one of the largest collaborative philanthropic networks in the world.

 American Association of University Women (AAUW)  is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners. For  129 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day ” educational, social, economic, and political.

 National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

 The National Center for Lesbian Rights  is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of LGBT people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. NCLR is litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT legal issues.

Media Contact: Emma Bundy  (510) 504-2048