South Carolina Nonprofit Recognized as a “Top-Rated Nonprofit;” GreatNonprofits Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews – 07/28/15

PRLog – July 28, 2015 – HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Earlier today, the Pacific Islands Society announced that it has been awarded the prestigious Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading national provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

“We are honored to be named a Top-Rated Nonprofit by,” says Eddie Walsh, Founder and President of Pacific Islands Society. “We are profoundly touched by all of the support that we have received from reviewers around the world. And, we are glad that they believe that we are helping to bridge the geographic boundaries that separate islanders.”

GreatNonprofits is the leading platform for community-sourced stories and reviews about nonprofit organizations and its annual Top-Rated awards is like a people’s choice award for the nonprofit sector. Users can rate more than 1.2 million nonprofits, representing the largest database of nonprofit organizations with personal stories and experiences of how the impact of the nonprofit organization has affected them.

Pacific Islands Society received this honor through community feedback–from people served, legislators, volunteers, members, and donors and it truly shows the impact the organization has had on educating, celebrating, and sharing the unique cultural heritage of Pacific Islanders.

The Top-Rated list honors highly reviewed nonprofits–think of the review site TripAdvisor–where volunteers, donors and people served by the great work of the organization casts their vote in the form of a review to express their appreciation for the great work it does. Being on the Top-Rated list gives sponsors and members more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews it receives from the community it serves shows the on-the-ground results of this non profit.

About the Pacific Islands Society (PacSoc)

The Pacific Islands Society is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization that develops and implements projects that inspire and empower Pacific islanders around the world. These projects are currently organized around two main themes: community projects and next generation leaders. PacSoc’s community projects center on nine issue areas, including charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, and sustainability. PacSoc’s next generation leader projects support artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policymakers, storytellers, and technologists.

About Eddie Walsh

Eddie” Walsh is the Founder and President of the Pacific Islands Society. He is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is also a Young Leader at Pacific Forum CSIS and a recent Academic Guest at the University of Zurich. Prior to founding PacSoc, Mr. Walsh was a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University, a Senior Marketing and Communications Manager at Microsoft, and the Vice Chair for the International Correspondents Committee at the National Press Club. He is also a past recipient of the Vivian Award from the National Press Club.

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