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On Giving Tuesday, GreatNonprofits Urges Volunteers and Donors to Give to Local Nonprofits

Giving Tuesday and is excited to be teaming up today with Giving Tuesday, a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season.

GreatNonprofits is championing local giving this 2012 holiday season with Giving Tuesday and encouraging donors and volunteers to take advantage of the site to find local organizations worthy of support.

Just as Yelp is encouraging its users to take a “shop local” pledge, GreatNonprofits is encouraging donors and volunteers to support their local community by supporting local nonprofits, throughout the year but especially on Giving Tuesday.

“This is a critical time to support local nonprofits,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. ”Governments are cutting funding for local nonprofit services like afterschool programs and soup kitchens by as much as 20%. Meanwhile, the number of people needing these services has skyrocketed. Nonprofit reliance on local and individual donations has grown in parts of the country from 10% to 60%. Nonprofits in your community need your support now,” Ms. Ni said today.

“Giving Tuesday is a terrific opportunity to change how we think about the holiday season. People are shopping locally, eating locally sourced foods, and now, they can support their community by volunteering or donating to local charities. “

The site offers the most comprehensive listing of nonprofits in communities across the country. Anyone interested in finding out more about nonprofits in their area can access reviews and information through detailed nonprofit and charity search options that allow the user to drill-down by zip code and city. GreatNonprofits also has city pages and directories of local nonprofits that are available in over 50 metro areas at

Take a minute today to discover nonprofits in your community, including many top-rated nonprofits that are doing incredible work and find out how you can make a difference by donating your time and money.