Empower Your Supporters to Share Their Story & Raise More Money

Guest post by Emma Bundy, Director of Marketing for GreatNonprofits

Your volunteers, donors and supporters are your best advocates. Are you harnessing the power of their stories? When people volunteer with or donate to your nonprofit they’re hoping to make the biggest impact possible.  By encouraging your constituents to take just a few minutes to write a review of your organization you can help your supporters increase their impact while also raising your visibility to donors!

GlobalGiving has partnered with GreatNonprofits to display reviews of nonprofits alongside your projects on GlobalGiving. Reviews are vivid, personal accounts that can help donors learn more about your organization and make informed giving decisions. According to a Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey consumer reviews now influence 60% of online buying decisions.

Gathering reviews on your project page is quick and easy.  Find the link to your reviews profile by clicking on the write reviews link by the orange GreatNonprofits logo on your project page:

Then use these simple templates to ask your constituents for reviews:

  • Post the opportunity to review to Facebook or Twitter:

Do you love & support our work? Share your story + help us raise our visibility. All reviews will be visible to potential supporters. [Insert link to your GreatNonprofits reviews page]

  • Send an email to your network:

Dear Friend,

If you love our work then tell the world! You have an exciting opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits – a site like Amazon Book Reviews or TripAdvisor – is a website where people can share their stories about nonprofits that have touched their lives. These reviews also appear on our project page on GlobalGiving where we’re raising money for [insert your project goal here].

Won’t you help us raise visibility and support for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes! Go to:

[Insert link to your GreatNonprofits reviews page]

With your help, we can gain greater visibility in the community.

Thank You,
Your Name

 

Emma Bundy will be a guest speaker in GlobalGiving’s upcoming training, Collecting and Using Community Feedback. Details below.

Date: Wednesday, June 29th

Times: 12:00 pm EDT (What time is this where I am?)

Webinar Link: http://www.anymeeting.com/globalgiving1

Call-In Number: (218) 339-2409 | Attendee PIN: 8788194

Skype: ggprojecthelp*
*If you are joining the call via skype, please add ggprojecthelp to your skype contact list before the webinar. Please email Britt Lake at blake@globalgiving.org if you will be joining the call via skype.

Questions? Need help finding your nonprofit’s review page? Email Emma Bundy, Director of Marketing at GreatNonprofits at Emma.Bundy@GreatNonprofits.org.

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