WORLD CONCERN DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 19303 Fremont Ave N Seattle WA 98133 USA

Mission: World Concern provides life, opportunity and hope to suffering people around the world through disaster response and development programs. Motivated by our love of Christ, we bring hope and reconciliation to those we serve, so they may in turn share with others.
Target demographics: Those living on less than $1.25 per day
Direct beneficiaries per year: 885,785
Geographic areas served: Asia, Africa, Haiti
Programs: Health, Education, Water & Sanitation, Disaster Response, Food Security, Microfinance, Vocational Training, Child Protection

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

90% of funds go to help others, intentional hiring of local staff,including country leads, willingness to cooperate with other NGOs, and seemingly tireless energy and commitment, this NGO has proven itself time and again. Commited to funding acute relief efforts AND sustainment and development projects and programs, WC has a focus of providing the tools and skills to indigenous populations to lift them out of chronic ineffective and abusive systemic patterns. These folks truely want to work themselves out of a job. Send all your humanitarian funding through these guys and rest easy that it will be used effectively around the globe to bring relief, empowerment, and sustainable development.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been donating to World Concern for three years now and I do not have one regret with choosing them for my donations. They have one of the highest amounts money going where it should be--to the people. I believe it is 93.5% of all donations go to help the people, the rest goes to administration and fundraising. They are about creating viable jobs for people struggling to live and they help people, then further that by going back to those people to buy supplies to help another family in the same area. I love this program and am so glad that I found it. I plan on donating every year to this program. Love it!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Talking to people who have recieved help from World Concern and have been able to create a stable source of income for their family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more people aware of this program so that more money could be going to help people

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I wanted to give gifts to my family for Christmas that were helping other families live better.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Because I love what World Concern stands for and this is the third time of donating and I will keep donating.

What would you tell others about this organization?

If you want your money to help people, this is the best way of doing it...you will help other families better themselves and be able to support their children.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I like to personally check out an organization before contributing - and since I live near the WCDO headquarters and have seen firsthand how hard they work to limit overhead and maximize the amount of funds getting out to clients around the world - this is an eyewitness vote of confidence in them. When visiting in Africa I spent time at their regional headquarters and met staff from around the world that work for the organization. Several friends of mine are in the field working for WCDO and I have been impressed by the cultural sensitivity they bring to their work, and their amazing energy. WCDO has had staff in Haiti for many years and can "put to work" the money you donate, and do so today.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

both North America and Africa

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

use low cost digital media to get the word out about the organization

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

hard working staff, low overhead

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly capable, well trained, energetic

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

wow, excellent question - scale up some key initiatives

Ways to make it better...

they provided more informal video updates about the work

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

telling their story to enough people to actually build capacity into the organization

One thing I'd also say is that...

there are many great organizations, do your homework, get involved, and become a regular contributor

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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