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Validating Charities Through Donor Reviews

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Perla Ni is CEO and Founder of, the largest nonprofit review site (think Yelp for nonprofits). Donors and investors want to know that their money is put to good use. But simply measuring overhead ratios does not give the full story.  Instead you need to understand the impact on the ground the nonprofit is making; and that you can get from a holistic 360 view that GreatNonprofits allows for this 360 feedback in the form of constituent reviews because often the person receiving the service is best able to relay impact. 

Following up from the 2014 Global Pro Bono Summit

Taproot Foundation releases Global Summit micro documentary and takeaway summary
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May 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Taproot Foundation today announces the release of a summary report and micro documentary video from the 2014 Global Pro Bono Summit.

Murray Hill Has Science and Swag

That’s right. We certainly do have swag according to one of the teens that joined the Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (TODSWD) event in Murray Hill.

As I sat through the media session given to the children that day, they were asked to pick a subject for a story and explain the topic. Then they were asked to create a title for that story. A young lady in the session chose “Take Your Child to Work Day in Murray Hill” as her topic. Interestingly enough her heading “Murray Hill has Swag” captured our attention in the room and became the basis for the title of this story. This was a clear example of lessons learned and there were many more taking place that day in Murray.

DRW Employees Run for Get In Chicago With Chase Corporate Challenge


DRW employees walked and ran yesterday in the annual Chicago edition of the 2014 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge with proceeds benefitting a local non-profitable organization. This year’s recipient was Get in Chicago – an organization which aims to revitalize the community and reduce youth violence for a brighter future.

Read more about it here.

Creating a 'Natural Classroom' in Northern B.C.

TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink team worked with the Prince George Naturalists Club to create the Hudson’s Bay Wetlands Trail in the heart of the city
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The Hudson’s Bay Wetlands were once no more than a slough in the heart of Prince George, British Columbia. While birds and other wildlife flocked to the marshlands, the city’s human residents generally steered clear of the area that had become cluttered with garbage and debris.

So when TransCanada learned of a plan to clean up, protect and enhance access to the area for future generations, the project was considered to fit squarely with the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and giving back to the communities where we work and live.

ConAgra Foods And Kid President Jump Start Hunger Free Summer

Kid President’s New Video Triggers Meal Donation by ConAgra Foods Foundation
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OMAHA, NE., May 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Although the end of the school year is just days away for many, not all kids will be looking forward to summertime.

Straight Talk with Nebraska Farmer

Charles Barber has the original Keystone pipeline running through four of his Nebraska farms

As Charles Barber walks over remnants of last autumn’s corn harvest, it’s impossible to tell the existing Keystone Pipeline System runs deep beneath his feet. Since the pipeline began operation in July 2010, more than 600-million barrels of oil have safely traveled through the Keystone pipeline that runs through Barber’s farm.

Breathing Easier in New York City


The area known as “Asthma alley” stretches from the South Bronx through East Harlem and into Western Queens in Long Island City. It has one of the highest childhood asthma rates in New York and is surrounded by manufacturing sites, bridges and transportation hubs. On March 28th, numerous partners recognizing the community’s need for effective asthma care and treatment solutions gathered to unveil a newly renovated pediatric asthma mobile unit.

Pivot’s Primetime News Program TakePart Live to launch a Year-Long Campaign Celebrating Younger Veterans and Spotlighting Challenges they Face Returning Home

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Pivot’s Primetime News Program TakePart Live to launch a Year-Long Campaign Celebrating Younger Veterans and Spotlighting Challenges they Face Returning Home

Championed by co-host Meghan McCain, “Return the Service” Will Focus on Health, Jobs, and Mental and Physical Well Being of Returning Service Men and Women

Campaign Guided by New Public Opinion Survey Finding the Majority of American’s Believe We Should Do More for Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan


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