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GreatNonprofits has released its list of the Top-Rated Non-Profits for Washington, DC. Its Top Rated Awards and Giving Guide includes 37 organizations and serves as a guide to donating, giving and volunteering during the 2013 holiday season and beyond for non-profits that make a difference in the DC area.

The non-profits recognized this year include the American Association of University Women (AAUW), The American Immigration Council, the International Association for Human Values, Leadership Initiatives, Peaceplayers International, The Women’s Collective, Women in Film & Video (WIFV), and Youth Service America.

“Receiving this honor from GreatNonprofits means there's a digital "paper trail" of the work Women in Film & Video DC has been doing for the last three decades,” said Yolanda Arrington, Digital Media Producer and WIFV Board member. “We're so thankful that our members took the time to share their personal stories of how WIFV has impacted their lives,” Arrington said.

“Less than 10% of nonprofits nationwide receive this recognition,” said Melissa Houghton, WIFV Executive Director.

“WIFV reaches over one thousand members who frequently discuss the impact WIFV has made in their professional lives,” said Arrington. “Those conversations happen at WIFV events and on the members-only listserv, but those messages and testimonials are never really recorded for the public to know and get a feel for the family that WIFV really is. This GreatNonprofits platform has provided a way for us to showcase those efforts,” she said.

Arrington said WIFV now has a record of the work it has done for filmmakers, producers, writers and beyond. She said those testimonials highlight the support, education and networking opportunities that WIFV provides its members and the community. WIFV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community benefit organization founded in 1979.

GreatNonprofits states its mission is “to inspire and inform donors and volunteers, enable nonprofits to show their impact, and promote greater feedback and transparency.” The general public can learn about programs in specific geographical areas, see their ratings and reviews.

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