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February 12, 2014

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February 12, 2014

What an amazing organization! The Global Water office is efficient and the environment is friendly. My time spent at the office really was life changing for many peoples abroad. The contribution of my time as a volunteer improved the living conditions and dignity of underrepresented rural people. I will defiantly volunteer with Global Water again.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

November 7, 2012

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June 28, 2011

I started working with Global Water because I recognized that they were relieving suffering in the world in a fundamental and effective way. So much of hunger, conflict, environmental degradation and ... more

November 7, 2012

Global Water does incredible work for the neediest people on this planet. Not only do they bring clean water to those who are suffering, but they also do it in a sustainable, culturally sensitive way. The volunteers are some of the most compassionate and intelligent people I know. In addition, Global Water is one of the most efficient nonprofits I've ever worked with.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 28, 2011

I started working with Global Water because I recognized that they were relieving suffering in the world in a fundamental and effective way. So much of hunger, conflict, environmental degradation and gender inequality is, at its root, caused by the scarcity of clean water and sanitation facilities. The people of Global Water (nearly all volunteers) not only have a passion for serving the poorest of people, but they also have hundreds of years combined experience in water treatment to provide smart solutions to problems. But what is most impressive about Global Water is how much they accomplish with so little. They are a paradigm of keeping it simple and focusing on what really matters. Ted Kuepper and his daughter Kathleen are two of the most bright, enthusiastic and kind people I know and it is a pleasure and privilege to work with them.

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

Writing about all the people who have been provided water through Global Water's work.

Ways to make it better...

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

Try to make their work better recognized and to get them the funding they need to carry out all the projects they have ahead of them.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have learned a lot about global water issues. I've also learned how much can be done with so little.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I feel like I am part of something that is truly making a difference. I also feel that my talents and skills are valued and used efficiently.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

Global Water stands behind its motto of changing the world one "drop" at a time. Although a small NGO, they are long on hard work, enthusiasm and reach, having established numerous local village clean water systems throughout South and Central America largely on their own time, with limited funds and personal, tireless, dedicated efforts.

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

Helped put together their newsletter containing photos showing how welcomed their water projects were to the local population.

Ways to make it better...

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

Add two more engineers with water well drilling experience willing to work in third world countries on a small and personal basis with the local population. Take on part time person to act as a contribution coordinator.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Take on a part time contribution coordinator.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, I had no idea there were people in this country willing to go the extra mile in order to bring fresh water to third world country small villages.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Humble.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

I joined Global Water (GW) as a board member in 2007. I've spent a great deal of time researching for the right NGO to join and GW thus far has met all my expectations. Among others, GW has an executive director who has the right vision, can inspire others, is committed, and is well-versed in water issues, both technical and social. Because GW is largely a volunteer-based organization, there is very little operating overhead; most of the funds raised by GW goes directly to GW's water projects and to the people in the poor rural communities we are trying to help. GW puts a great deal of emphasis on self-reliance and sustainability by making the local communities an integral part of the water projects. The local people help us build all our water systems thereby providing 3 benefits: (1) they own the project from the start, (2) there is a formal on-the-job training and knowledge transfer, and (3) they help to reduce our costs. Given its history and geographic coverage, GW also has a tremendous depth and breadth in terms of its practical hands-on knowledge in running water projects around the world that are cost-effective. With this knowledge, GW has also established a global outreach program through the technology push program where we made available on our website simple step-by-step "how to" guidelines in building water systems. There are many more exemparies but these are a few that tell a compelling story on how effective GW has been and is. I have been honored to serve as a board member of GW and hope to provide continued support in the future.

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

My personal experience has been working directly with the executive director in strategizing how to raise funds throught corporate sponsors. In addition, I represented GW as a keynote speaker at a global conference held in Indonesia in 2008 where critical water issues in Asia were discussed. The conference was sponsored by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, one of the largest non-profit institutions in Germany.

Ways to make it better...

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

To enhance GW's own sustainability, it would need to move from a largely volunteer-based organization to having a core group of part- and full-time staff. GW is continuing to increase its funding base so that this can happen.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Extensive web search over 3-4 month period.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Continued fundraising so that GW's project base can be expanded.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Technology push program to expand GW's outreach without having to be on the ground. Also, to expand its geographic coverage to Asia and Africa.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

I was fortunate enough to be able to volunteer with Global Water, helping with grant writing and other administrative tasks. Unlike most other NGO's, Global Water allocates nearly all of its donations to their water projects. The most exciting thing about Global Water's projects, is not only do they help the community as a whole with sanitation, clean water and bringing in a better way of life, but in doing this women in the villages (who typically are the ones to get the water from streams and rivers miles away) have the ability to go back to school and ensure a better future for their family. This non-profit isn't just about clean water, but a better way of life for people who's governments have all but given up on them.

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

The dedication their administrative team has exhibited to helping villages across the world.

Ways to make it better...

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

Help them find a government grant in excess of $1 Million to be able to help more people with their work.

June 30, 2011

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June 30, 2011

Global Water is an incredible organization, bringing clean and safe water to villages throughout the world. Without the help of Global Water, many people would still be living without clean water.

I am constantly surprised by not only how much Global Water does but also how much they
care about those they have never even met. The passion they have for helping others is obvious within the first few minutes of talking to any of them.

With all of the corruption and unnecessary illness in this world Global Water is a refreshing change.

Thank you Global Water and everyone involved!

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in videos and photos from their projects.

Ways to make it better...

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

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would help them find ways of raising more money.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Word of mouth

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 28, 2011

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June 28, 2011

Global Water is committed to bringing clean water and sanitary facilities to poor rural communities. This in turn helps villages stave off hunger, have less disease and reduce poverty. There dedication is commendable and have accomplished their mission all over the world.

Photos

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

Their success is measurable and can be seen on their website - http://globalwater.org/

Ways to make it better...

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

Recommend to everyone to help in anyway they are able.

June 27, 2011

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June 27, 2011

Ever since joining the Global Water team, I have been impressed with them. Ted Kuepper is a great engineer and very passionate about the cause - addressing one of the world's biggest problems: scarce and contaminated drinking water. The organization is full of very dedicated and smart people who can claim more true technical knowledge than any other nonprofit I've ever heard of or worked with.

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

seeing how they wisely spend every donated dollar. They look for the best solution, and make sure it checks out technically, before jumping to implement it.

Ways to make it better...

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

continue to modernize the image to grab even more attention and funding, since presentation is as important as their already fantastic content. Clearly they are already taking steps towards doing. Keep up the good work!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Even though everything I did was voluntary, they could have set firmer deadlines for me. They were very good about being flexible to my schedule. However with a few deadlines, I might have not let things slip (this is actually probably more my fault than theirs).

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes definitely, it helped confirmed that my passion is in water engineering, and I learned a lot about pumps and treatment in the process. I consider Ted a mentor, and I am excited to get back to working with them.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I felt like I could really contribute something. Also I felt appreciated for the work I accomplished. These are not feelings I could rely on getting from my job every day, so it was very important to me.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 27, 2011

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June 27, 2011

Global Water is an incredible organization. Clean water is of fundamental importance, and Global Water brings it to people in a sustainable way. I will support Global Water my entire life.

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

Nicaragua

Ways to make it better...

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

not change a thing!

June 27, 2011

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June 27, 2011

Global Water is one of the most outstanding nonprofit partners we have worked with. They are an exceptionally dedicated, visionary team who has the expertise and experience to make decisions in the field that bring confidance to those who fund them. They are also always willing to go the extra mile, whatever that looks like, because their work eminates from their hearts. From a donor perspective, they vigilantly protect the bottom line-- making sure that maximum dollars go to delivering solutions and outcomes for those they serve. I find them so impressive in so many ways-- supporting them is an easy move if you are impassioned by the cause of clean safe water for the 1 billion people who lack it-- an issue that directly relates to hunger, poverty, nutrition, industry, and almost every other element of a sustainable societly.

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

We have funded wells on three continents with Global Water, and continue to fund them today.

Ways to make it better...

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

There is nothing to change-- they are stellar.

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