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October 22, 2013

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October 22, 2013

By far the most horrible non-profit I have ever worked for. Staff turnover is very high and yet the big-wigs don't see this as a problem. Staff morale is at an all-time low with about 75% of current employees actively seeking employment elsewhere. Most staff members do not work as a team and most will throw their coworkers under a bus to save their own butts. During hiring process for field staff they will tell you that you will work an occasional night or weekend and you end up working 3 or more nights a week and several weekends. You end up putting thousands and thousands of miles on your vehicle (mileage reimbursement is minimal at best) and working 45 to 60 hours per week (not allowed to take any comp time for your hours worked over the 35 that you are paid for). Staff is not held to the same standards or rules depending on which office you are based out of. Staff is not recognized or appreciated for their hard work.

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

Fire the 4 to 8 people at the top and start over. They need to hire more people and make the areas that the field staff cover smaller so that they can do the job they were hired to do, instead these ladies are driving thousands of miles and working 45 to 60 hours per week and only getting paid for 35.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

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

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

Girl Scouting is all about providing opportunities for girls to develop leadership, learn about the world around them, start a lifetime of service to their community, and have fun with girls who share those values. Exploring themes from a variety of experiences and approaches as the badgework requires makes the girls understand that a single approach or though isn't all there is to know. Our troop of sixteen 6th graders are better school citizens and community citizens because of their Girl Scout experience!

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

As a leader it is such satisfaction and fun when the girls confidently take on a leadership role. They have morphed from expecting to be led to leading and it is wonderful!

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

The Service Unit volunteers are such a dedicated and committed group. The staff liason to our service unit is terrific too!

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

Produce effective publicity to inspire other women to step up to be leaders and other girls to join in. Secondly, it could improve our camp sites so that more girls could experience the lessons nature teaches us.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

I grew up in Girl Scouts with caring leaders who sacrificed to help a group of girls discover their strengths and interests. When my own daughter was old enough to join she was so excited! I became a troop leader and then stayed on as a service unit volunteer for the past 17 years I have been involved with this council. I stay because I truly believe Girl Scouts has a lot to offer for every girl and every volunteer benefits from the experience. What better way to spend time with your daughter than camping, crafting and exploring and discovering new and different aspects of the world around you? Even if you don't have a daughter involved find a way to participate. We need volunteers so every girl can experience the wonder world of Girl Scouting!

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

my volunteer role. As a service unit manager and registrar I see how vital this council is to the continuation of an all inclusive organization that offers something for every girl.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 28, 2010

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May 28, 2010

I joined Girl Scouts 48 years ago at the age of 7. I have been involved with this council for over 30 years. Girl Scouts provided opportunity for leadership, teamwork, self direction, and confidence which directly led to my career choice as an attorney. Continued involvement as an adult volunteer allows me to give back and inspire additional generations of bright, eager girls. Girl Scouts is the greatest organization for girls in the world.

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

self confidence, leadership, mentoring, and friendships.

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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 28, 2010

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May 28, 2010

Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We serve over 35,000 girls and 10,000 adults throughout central and southeastern Ohio. Today's Girl Scouts continue to breakdown barriers and empower young girls to be their very best.

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

how it changes girls' lives - gives them confidence in their abilities, encourages them to try new things, promotes college and career choices, and how Girl Scouts together make a powerful force in making a difference in local communities and the world!

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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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