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August 21, 2014

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Review from Guidestar
August 21, 2014

A friend of mine is suffering from cancer. While I don't get to see her to help support her in her struggle, this site is a great way to connect, offer support, and keep up to date on her progress, struggles, etc. When she is down, she can post to this site and then get encouragement from her friends and family. I love the potential this site has to really help everyone to get involved in the fight against cancer and other illness.

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I can't think of anything I'd change.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

August 19, 2013
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Review from Guidestar
August 19, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

This website asks for donations that go directly to the company. If you do not read it carefully you assume you are giving the money to your friends or family that is ill.
Another example of a company making money of people's charity.

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This site shod be free. I would never volunteer or give money to tho non- profit.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 12, 2013
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August 12, 2013
4 people found this review helpful

The design of the CaringBridge website is very deceiving. They make it LOOK like the "tribute donations" will go toward a particular family when, in fact, the donations go directly into their pocket!! On the top and the sides of the very personal and heartbreaking journal entries they have placed the DONATE buttons!! There are over 40 "tribute" donations to a particular family that I know and I will bet that a good percentage of those donations were intended for the FAMILY and NOT CaringBridge. What is worse, is the FACT that this has been an on-going complaint that CaringBridge refuses to correct!! I am clearly not the first person who has made a donation only to figure out later (after a second, closer look at the "Thank you" email), that I had been DUPED. Had I not looked closer at the email, it would have never occurred to me that CaringBridge pocketed my money. They were great about issuing a refund.

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

Make it VERY clear that CaringBridge donations are NEVER EVER passed onto the families. REMOVE the DONATE links for the personal journals pages!!!! I mean, seriously, how totally deceitful and downright cruel...

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 17, 2013
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July 17, 2013
4 people found this review helpful

I was told by a friend that I should try setting up a Caring Bridge site after my sister was injured in a car accident. Though easy to setup, I quickly realized that was I had done was setup a marketing page for Caring Bridge to use to collect donations. They were essentially going to use my story, my efforts in driving traffic and my friends and family to make money.

I understand that non-profits need to make money but they should not pollute there users sites with ambiguous donation and tribute messages. I will not use or recommend this service again.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 7, 2009

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July 7, 2009

My sister had CaringBridge page last summer while she was in the hospital. It was a great way for her to keep in touch with friends and family. This site is a great idea, and we had a very good experience.

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my personal life.

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

How it did a very valuable service for my family during a difficult time.

Ways to make it better...

nothing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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