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What's your favorite Sonoma nonprofit?

GreatNonprofits.org released today its first ever list of top-rated nonprofits in Sonoma, which Patch.com readers can use to discover top-rated nonprofits to give, volunteer, or intern with.

Redwood Shores, Calif. – Interested in volunteering, giving or interning with a great local charity? GreatNonprofits.org released today its first consolidated list of user-reviewed nonprofits in Sonoma, which Patch.com readers can use to discover top-rated nonprofits to give or work with on issues they care about.

“Local giving and volunteering has exploded in recent years,” says Perla Ni, the CEO of GreatNonprofits, which published the list. GreatNonprofits is the leading site for nonprofit reviews by volunteers, donors, and clients alike. “Like Shop local, eat local, people now want to get involved with local nonprofits. People are increasingly interested in making meaningful connections in their own neighborhoods and communities.”

Check out this list to find a great non-profit around Sonoma.

This list only contains nonprofits within 10 miles of Sonoma, but you can expand it to include nonprofits up to 50 miles away, or you can sort through them by issue and user rating. If your favorite nonprofit is missing from the list, you can create a page for it on GreatNonprofits.org. Then you can write and post a review about it, helping others discover the organization and contribute to this great community resource.  Not only does this provide useful feedback for organizations, which they can use for self-assessment and improvement, but it serves as compelling evidence about their work, which they can show to donors.

It is also a great way to find out about volunteer, internship, and job opportunities at local nonprofits.

“It’s so rewarding for people to discover on-the-ground, maybe lesser-known nonprofits doing great work in their own communities,” said Ni. “Getting involved, volunteering or interning with local nonprofits can be a terrific experience, because nonprofits need and appreciate the help. You can get substantive responsibilities and hone real-world skills. And you'll be able to make a difference and see it in your own community!"

The full list over 1 million nonprofits, which users can explore using zip code, issue, and rating filters, is available at http://greatnonprofits.org/.

About GreatNonprofits

GreatNonprofits is the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about great – and perhaps not yet great – nonprofits. Reviews of nonprofits can be found at GreatNonprofits.org.

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Sonja August 04, 2012 at 06:37 PM
The system is a serious and growing problem for foster children, especially the kids that are aging out of the programs. This situation has a devastating effect on a child's education and future; foster children who have experienced homelessness and multiple placement are five times as likely to experience family rejection then other children and are at much higher risk of not attending school, ultimately increasing their chances of repeating the cycle of homelessness in the future. The Haury Foundation is the only private non profit that I have been associated with that contributes more to this cause and avoids media attention then any other. Bless your hearts Bethnee and Ed, your humility is overwhelming.

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