Genesis World Mission does amazing things not only for their community but internationally. Their organization is well run and VERY organized. Which, in my experience is very rare for non profits. Genesis' mission is very different from other non profits I have come across and will definitely be supporting them this year and years to come .
I am a donor and a volunteer for Genesis. What I most respect about this agency it the care they take with me to keep me updated and informed. I donate to several organizations and this is the only one that really seems to care about my interest. As a volunteer, I always feel that my contributions are respected and valued. Genesis is true to its mission, transparent in its accountability to the public, and dedicated to serving the less fortunate.
I volunteer with their fund raising activities and efforts. Their mission is quite amazing in providing medical and dental services in the State of Idaho for those who cannot afford it, as well as helping with other world missions. I am honored that I can be of help in the area that I can outside of health services.
I volunteered at Genesis for 7 years in a variety of non-health related jobs (helping with the annual fund raising dinner, doing data entry, etc.) The organization is extremely well managed and totally focused on helping those who do not have insurance but need medical care. The organization has matured over the years to be more effective in the delivery of medical and dental care. those who donate know that their dollars are being effectively used to help the target population.
Genesis is a very unique, highly innovative organization that generates positive social benefit in diverse ways. Beyond its flagship program (Garden City Community Clinic), a safety-net clinic staffed by volunteer physicians and managed by a RN, Genesis also has two other departments: The Volunteer Physicians Network (VPN) and Genesis International (GWMI). VPN works to link low-income patients in the greater Boise area with specialty physicians wiling to donate their time and GWMI helps facilitate community-driven healthcare projects in low income countries.
In my mind, the impact these latter programs have on their respective communities is under appreciated. Both seek to link important parts of their communities in ways that foster important synergies. Both greatly enhance the self-efficacy of the poor, by giving them the resources they need to obtain the care they deserve (VPN) and by building vital social capital in communities that directly leads to bottom-up development (GWMI). And, most importantly, both work toward sustainable solutions to poverty. The social impact of the sum of these outcomes is impossible to fully quantify, but it is innovative solutions like these that are integral to properly addressing poverty.
On a practical level, Genesis was a wonderful organization to volunteer with. The managerial staff is *very* competent and extremely passionate about their work. I was impressed by how efficiently and seamlessly the organization's different programs were managed on a day-to-day basis. Moreover, I believe the financial management of the organization is top-notch, which is not always the case with nonprofits.
I joined the team at Genesis hoping to learn more about nonprofit management; I left with a greater appreciation for the innovative ways an organization can impact the community--both locally and globally.