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April 10, 2010

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April 10, 2010

They have excellent on-line and printed newsletters, and I really enjoy their website. The work they do is vital to track indicators of ecological and climate stability on both the micro and macro levels. I would like to volunteer, but I am unable--so I am happy to make donations to help Hawkwatch International do their valuable work.

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

the excellent communication. I love knowing details of what Hawkwatch does!

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

expand its research and education outreach to more areas of the country. Provide even more educational opportunities for the public at large. They are already so good at it--I'd love to see Hawkwatch's programs expand to other areas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 7, 2010

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April 7, 2010

HawkWatch International offers exceptional environmental outreach education to students at the Nature Center where I work. Presenters design their programs to capture the attention of young students who marvel to see a live hawk. Children learn about the importance of the natural world around them and begin to recognize how they can be stewards of it. Presenters often incorporate role-playing, music sing-a-longs, and games to instill their important message. Thank you, HawkWatch!

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

seeing how hard they work to improve their programs to meet the age of the audience they teach. They are enthused and dedicated to their cause and inspire young and old to consider the welfare of hawks -- and all living creatures -- in our world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 5, 2010

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April 5, 2010

Intrigued with the hawk banding operation I witnessed during an Audubon fieldtrip in about 1982, I went back to volunteer the rest of that season, the full season the following year, and helped set up the next. I went back to school the next year and lost contact, but in 2006 was invited to become a board member. During my three year term I saw how the organization had grown from "peanuts" to an internationally recognized research organization and helped select a new executive director who helped clarify the organizations mission and direct the focus of the departments into unified themes.

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

Clarification and updating, over the last few years, of the organization's mission and its relevancy to the needs of today.

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

Give them more time to implement the 5 year lplan of3 years ago.

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

the field work experience

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

A wide variety. Many were excellent scientists. Many were very caring caring people. Many were both

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

educate many more people more thoroughly, maintain all the current research sites and expand the coverage, pay staff and seasonal help more comfortable compensation.

Ways to make it better...

All departments had a common vision when I joined the board.

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

Pulling through the economic slump and keeping track of the lupdated and clarified lpoints of the mission statement

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 5, 2010

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April 5, 2010

Thanks to Hawk Watch International I am able to dail in to the outdoors when it comes to identifying Raptors. When fly fishing as a guide on the rivers I am able to bring to those I am guiding a greater understanding of Raptors and there role in understanding the world in which we live. Words cannot adequately express my thanks for HWI and their gifts freely given. Most excellent people and educators. Retired Airline Captain, Gerald L. Puckett

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

broadening my understanding of life

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

none

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

The affirmation of life

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

exceptional

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

bless more people and enlarge life

Ways to make it better...

Perfect, don't know how it could be any better.

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

recession

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

A big thank you to everyone involved with Hawk Watch International.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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