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Choosing where to spend your time and money isn’t always easy, but thankfully everything from movies and restaurants to companies and organizations is now rated on a 5-star scale.

This means there are lots of opportunities for you to speak out about the movies you enjoyed or the restaurants you like as well as why a certain Foundation — yes, Dr. Love’s! — aligns with your values.

Guidestar and Charity Navigator are two of the websites people often use to search for charities or nonprofit organizations they want to support. Both are fantastic resources that, importantly, provide the opportunity for individuals to write reviews that help inform their 5-star rating system. If you’ve never thought about writing a review of your favorite foundation or charity, you’re not alone. People are much more likely to discuss their dining experience on Yelp than the organizations they contribute to. But just like with a restaurant, a positive review can be vital in a charity or foundation’s reputation and success.

So, in the spirit of the holiday season, we hope you will log on to Guidestar or Charity Navigator and gift your favorite charity 5 glorious, golden stars. Taking that extra step to share your opinion online will help others decide who to trust with their donations. Please, do your charity of choice a favor this holiday season and write a review to show your support and love.

 

 

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