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May 28, 2010

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May 28, 2010

I first discovered BoldeReach when it chose a charity I volunteered for as its beneficiary. Together, the two organizations held a very successful fundraiser, that gave a great boost to the beneficiary's work of preventing and freeing children from sexual trafficking. I was so impressed by the quality, candor, intelligence, and hard work of the BoldeReach Board that I was honored to be invited to join them. Over five years, I watched these extraordinary women devote their time, talent, treasure, and unfailing good humor to learning about, promoting, and raising funds for several terrific Colorado-based international charities devoted to helping our global sisters and our global children lead healthier, safer lives through: --microcredit loans, --clean water and sanitation projects, --rapid response grants for urgent human rights issues, --education and leadership classes for orphans and low-income children, and this year --bicycles for healthcare providers and low-income families I left the Board ONLY because of a need to focus on other areas of my life, but I could not admire this group of women more. They are role models for how to behave in a world that cries out for help, justice, and love.

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I researched the results of Boldreach's funds on microcredit loans and rapid-response grants and was in tears reading of the powerfully transformative changes for the better such funds made in the lives of so many women and their families!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 26, 2010

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May 26, 2010

BoldeReach is unique as it offers a fresh approach to fundraising: There is no office or staff to pay. Over 90% of all monies raised annually goes directly to the organization selected to fund in any given year. It allows people with various skills to enter the organization easily. The educational component-from the intense vetting of an organization, to Conversations, a monthly program designed to enlighten people to the needs of women and children worldwide- is part of what makes this such a dynamic opportunity for people to volunteer their time and energy. And for an organization to be selected to receive funds from BoldeReach is an enormous boost to their bottom line and their ability to give to their constituents in that year.

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

A donor, on the Advisory Board, and have been an advocate since its inception. I have seen women helped in Guatemala, and I know of the good use a well in India was put to that my husband and I donated, and bikes to New Orleans, etc.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 26, 2010

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May 26, 2010

I've been involved with BoldeReach for a short time but the energy and passion around helping women and children need around the world is extraordinary.

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

being part of the organization as well as reading about the success that BoldeReach has brought to the women in several countries.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 26, 2010

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May 26, 2010

BoldeReach, a group of a dozen volunteers, has raised over $500,000 to benefit organizations helping women and children in dire need around the world. Our funding has brought water and sanitation to India, Malawi, Rwanda; education to Afghanistan and Kenya; microcredit loans to Guatemala; helped prevent child trafficking in Nepal and contributed to women's human rights projects around the world. We are hoping to expand our "reach" by helping others to replicate our successful model in other cities.

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

I have seen first hand the profound impact of clean water and sanitation on a whole village in the Bay of Bengal, as well as the empowerment of the women who have received microcredit loans in Guatemala and the positive results in their families.

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

I would love to see this model replicated. We turn over 90% of every dollar to our beneficiaries. We work with existing organizations rather recreating the wheel.

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

A community of women volunteering to make a huge difference for women and children around the world.

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

All the volunteers (there is no staff) are passionate about helping women and children in dire need around the world. They are capable, can-do women who have demonstrated their ability to make a difference.

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

Our model is so efficient that we could impact many thousands of women and children in desperate need. We don't create new organizations, we give good existing organizations funding to do their work.

Ways to make it better...

I only wish I had more time to devote.

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

Our biggest challenge is encouraging other women in other cities to replicate our model.

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

It is an incredible feeling to know that you can positively impact a woman or child halfway around the world. What could be more rewarding?

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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