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April 24, 2010

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April 24, 2010

It was a very fulfilling experience of life I should say. It is a very elevating experience as rightly put by our Sadhguru,

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

The yoga programs which I have taken. It has opened up one of the most wonderful aspect of my life which I fall short of words to describe. I am most indebted for this organization and will volunteer as much as I can.

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

inspire everyone to contribute as much as they can for this organisation.

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I is a pure Volunteer - organisation. It shows one of the best holistic approach towards life. It gives free education for every rural kid, and free health care for people who cannot afford even the basic needs of life.This is one of the

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

Amazing and truely commited Individuals. They inspire me in the every possible way.

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

be the best thing to happen.

Ways to make it better...

These projects are well-funded.

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

Funding

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

If we could all join our hands for the nobles causes Initiated by this organisation, that would be our best gift to the future.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 24, 2010

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April 24, 2010

What have been done by Isha volunteers in one of the driest area in India is just amazing to Me. 2.4 million trees have been planted in single year!Seeing so many people(over200K)working together as one is very rare in the world.However,much more people is needed to get involved in this chase,Im using woord chase because I dont thing we have much more time.Lets act as one NOW,not wait only for disaster. To find out more about Project Green Hands visit: http://www.projectgreenhands.org/ Thank's. Dennis.

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

Isha Yoga Center in Tennessee

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

hmmmm.....

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

Isha Yoga heve shown Me that joy and peace can become natural part of everyday living.

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

unusual,unique .... people of all kind you can imagine lol...

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

10 mil. is not enough looking at the amount of work what need to be done lol,but it would definitely make a lot of difference in million's people's life,for sure.

Ways to make it better...

I was more open and willing.

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

People aren't ready to get together and be truly loving to each other unless some disaster happens.This must change.

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

Not really know what to say,maybe express my thanks to greatnonprofits.com for the efort. What you do is wonderful,thank you!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 23, 2010

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April 23, 2010

After coming to know about Project Green Hands and their Guniness Record to spread awareness on the need for green cover, a few of us in the Tampa Bay area (Florida) came up with a plan during the month of April (2008/2009) to Fundraise at local green events and spread the message to the local public. It was very well received and we sold gift certificates as an alternative to buying gifts at a store for celebrations. It was called Gift-of-Trees and purchasing a certificate, trees would be planted for that amount. It was well received and we raised around $700 in total from 4 events (Earth Day at Tampa Lowry Park zoo, Pinellas green expo at Clearwater Harborview center etc). My Personal Experience: Today, being in the open, under the vast blue sky, in this pleasant climate and the very importantly, the impact that my voluntary work has upon the society gives me an immense satisfaction which is much beyond any recognition or reward in my career.

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

- 2006 Guiness World Record for planting 800,000+ Sapllings - a group of my friends recognized the genuine efforts of volunteers and donated $100 each a year towards this project.

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

- Just doing what is most needed at the moment. - Doing it with joy and compassion

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

- extremely pleasant and wonderful to work with.

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

- Make a positive change that would impact a million more lives in ways that I would have least thought of.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 23, 2010

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April 23, 2010

If you really want to make a positive difference in the world. It is an organization with beautiful and committed people, who are single pointedly dedicated to transforming life on this planet and serving humanity - and they will succeed. Wanna join the bus ? Hop on...

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

an absoulte delight.

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

make an impact in the world, worth 50 million.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 23, 2010

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April 23, 2010

Ceremonial planting trees of trees and green lectures is one thing. But to know the value of life, and to raise a seedling, create a vast nursery, plant them and nurture them to their growth is to respect life. While the Foundation has many

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

The results are there for all to see. When I go to the Foundation, the enormous efforts they put to sustain this mission in the several green campaigns they have undertaken is just extra ordinary.

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

help corporatise the entire out reach effort by helping them in setting up professional marketing and outreach departments.

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

that the approach is totally long term with measurable results. No short term investments and shortcuts in projects.

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

people with a mission. More committed, dedicated and result oriented than all that I can surmise in my corporate life. It is hard to find people(volunteers) work with such one pointed focus unless there was a national movement every one was working toward

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

Tamil Nadu would have had its own thick rain forests without any pretensions

Ways to make it better...

If more volunteers came and joined hands and especially if more socially aware corporates came in towards helping in the go green efforts.

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

Capex, Opex and marketing to sustain these campaigns and get them implemented in the scale that is envisaged

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

give them a billion, they would transform this nation into a paradise.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 23, 2010

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April 23, 2010

Whilst at the Isha Foundation doing courses this year, I got very involved with creating large-scale public artworks for Project Greenhands. I was cahrged as artist in charge of designing the artworks, but the work was very dependent on other willing hands to do the actual painting and creating the works to draw attention to PGH's specific work to increase the green cover of Tamil Nadu province to 33% (the national target). I was very moved by the incredible willingness of the Indian people I met at the centre, who happily put their all into the painting work. It was great fun for us all, and for me to see how easy collaboration can be. Things are often a litle chaotic on the surface, in my experience both in India as a whole and Isha in particular; but like the apparent chaos of the road-traffic there, underneath it all is a fascinating dance where each individual seems to know what he or she is doing, and so it works in spite of appaearances!

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

personal ways that I never imagined possible

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

not know where to start

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

working with people from around the world and feeling the warmth of the Indian people and their wonderful, natural friendliness.

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

GREAT!!!!

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

change the world beyond its wildest expectations! Sadhguru would make a great world President

Ways to make it better...

I had been better at letting go of expectations more quickly and easily

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

the distant future when the founder is no longer around.

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

I've said enough already!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 22, 2010

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April 22, 2010

As a volunteer i am working towards creating awareness through various social media about Isha's mass human wellbeing activities. I have been involved in the Green Tirupur movement - the planting celebration on 23 August 2009 and the subsequent planting of over 28,000 saplings across the city (is famously called the Textile city of India). In the run-up, awareness was generated at many levels through the media. It was great opportunity to do something bigger than my capability and understanding. Now i heard the green cover of that city has been increased up to 5% as measurement...which kept me in tears of joy.

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

it transforms every aspect of my life towards wellbeing.

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

the powerful yoga practices which i learnt...its open up other dimensions of my life gracefully.

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

dedication, clarity and they just offering themselves for humen wellbeing.

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

the Project aims to plant 114 million trees state-wide - providing an additional 10% to the existing level of tree coverage in Tamil Nadu. Since its inception in 2005, PGH has successfully overseen the planting of more than seven million trees by over one million people.

Ways to make it better...

i do the practices intensively and apply the tools which i learnt from isha in day-today life.

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

financial support.

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

i am very much proud myself being as a volunteer of Isha.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 22, 2010

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April 22, 2010

If there is one organization where Passion drives people that is Isha Foundation.I got several opportunities to volunteer locally for the organization. Presently I am volunteering for their web team to devise and generate initial Social media strategies.

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

their Inner Engineering programs for overall personal growth

Ways to make it better...

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

increase their visibility on the internet because they deserve more visibility

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

Volunteering with like minded people

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

passionate and intense

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

do a lot of benefit to rural India by educating under privileged children and also increase green cover in Indian through social outreach programs

Ways to make it better...

I worked at their headquarters in Coimbatore,India.

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

visibility and fundraising

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

This organization appeals me for its passion ,intensity and long term vision.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 22, 2010

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April 22, 2010

I was not an environmental activist until the day the volunteers of this project made me plant a couple of trees 4 years ago. Since, like many who went through the same experience, I became environment aware, and wish to do whatever is possible for this project to reach more people and plant more trees. I ve found some business partners willing to support the project and I am looking for more because although i cannot stop the industry carbon footprint Isha makes me understood that I can at least make them plant trees.

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

sharing volunteer work and life in the field. And see how it impact the rural communities.

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

the dedication and selfless spirit of the work of the volunteers.

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

demonstrate how we can create a sustainable world by changing the way we look at happiness, wealth and resources that have sustained us for so long.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 22, 2010

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April 22, 2010

Isha Foundation is a rare and unique organisation in that it offers volunteering as part of spiritual growth along side meditation and yoga training, so it offers practical ways of integrating 'service' into ones life. I am working to help plant 114 million trees in Tamil Nadu as part of a culture change project designed to reverse desertification, reduce poverty and end malnutrition. The project assists the most deprived villages in rekindling the energy to change their circumstances, empowering themselves to become self sufficient again whilst transforming their environments and rebuilding their relationship with the natural world. I put down my career to volunteer with this organisation as it is the only one I have found that deals with environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment as one complete holistic whole. I have benefited in every way from the experience, and would reccoment to anyone wishing to explore themselves through service to others and deep internal exploration, to engage with Isha.

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

every area of my life.

Ways to make it better...

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

increase the number of paid employees so that there is more stability supporting the volunteer base.

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

the meditation I have learnt, the practices that anchor me in a new experience of myself, and the role I have taken with Project GreenHands that helps me to learn environmentally.

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

devoted, responsible, generous, kind and sincere people, offering themselves up to something greater than their own needs or status.

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

If bucks are dollars then over 10 million trees could be planted to mitigate climate change, reduce poverty, malnutrition and desertification in southern India, schools could be built and hundreds of thousands of people could be treated for illnesses.

Ways to make it better...

I had been able to spend more time in India at the Ashram doing Yoga Marga to really work on my health.

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

peoples closed mindedness about spiritual teachers, judgements and opinions that are not based in personal experience and fear of anything outside of the norm.

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

There is no substitute in life for a living spiritual teacher who has gone all the way, and who offers multiple paths of self exploration through which to begin to experience the truth of who you really are.

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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