Blog: New List of Top-Rated Echo Park Nonprofits

GreatNonprofits.org released today its first ever list of top-rated nonprofits in Echo Park, 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 ever list of top-rated nonprofits in Echo Park, 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.

The full list top-rated nonprofits around Echo Park, which users can explore by issue and average rating, is available at:


The list of 101 top-rated nonprofits in the Echo Park area offers a wide variety of organizations.

If your favorite nonprofit isn’t on the list, you can help add to this community resource and help others discover great local nonprofits by writing and posting a review on GreatNonprofits.org.  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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Dwain Wilson July 25, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Elizabeth: Thanks so much for introducing this resource. Wildwoods has been working in Echo Park and Silver Lake for almost 10 years, but we didn't know about this service. We just signed up. http://gr8np.org/go/gNA Thanks for helping us spread the word about our work.


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