As a bit of a traditionalist (ok, I’ll say it, old person) I’m not very active in the early adapter stage of the social media landscape. I’m still discovering tools that many have been using for years or at least months. My husband, on the other hand, is always loading some new tool or trick to his smart phone, and I am often jealous of his search skills and the fun info he finds. One of his favorites is Yelp. With their impressive stats (61 monthly unique visitors in Q3 2011), my guess is that most of you have visited Yelp, or at least heard of it.
So, with Yelp as a basis of comparison I want to share a new social media site I recently discovered GreatNonProfits. To my lightly-trained social media eye, this site looks like it might have the potential to be the “Yelp” of the nonprofit conversation. Like Yelp, Great Nonprofits does not write the reviews themselves. Rather, the reviews and ratings are posted by people who have been touched by a nonprofit and want to share their story about it. Therefore, on their site you’ll discover stories of people who have volunteered or donated to nonprofits, as well as stories of people who have benefited from their services.
So, by now, I’m sure you see my point. And, many of you may already be aware and active users of GreatNonprofits. But on the off chance some of you are still learning about great tools like this, I thought I’d share.
Thank goodness for my talented, and much more cutting edge team of social media gurus.
Trisha Stezzi Vesatee Turk Kim Nobel