KEEP TRUCKEE MEADOWS BEAUTIFUL

Rating: 4.96 stars   51 reviews

Issues: Environment, Philanthropy

Location: PO Box 7412 Reno NV 89510 USA

Mission: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement.
Results: Engaged close to 3,000 volunteers who removed over 90 tons of trash, planted over 7,000 flowers and 100 trees.
Programs: Adopt-A-Spot, Adopt-A-Park, Neighborhood, Open Space and River Cleanups, Annual Litter Index, Christmas Tree and Phone Book Recycling, Waste Warriors and EcoArt educational workshops.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

KTMB is a responsible and responsive nonprofit. The organization applies for our competitive grants and receives funding because of its excellent work and comprehensive reporting. When community members call to get recommendations of where to volunteer, KTMB is top-of-mind. It does a great job of not only coordinating volunteers but appreciating them as well. Glad to know this organization and its staff!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

KTMB does a great job for our community and is well respected. As the local organization known for volunteer coordination, KTMB is my go-to resource when community members ask if I know where they can contribute their time. We are proud of our affiliation with KTMB and encourage them to Keep Up The Good Work!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is one of the best non-profits that I have ever worked with. The level of community commitment and professionalism demonstrated by this organization rivals none. Volunteering or participating as a board or committee member with KTMB is an extremely rewarding experience that I recommend to everyone looking to give back to the community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

KTMB is well organized and easy to volunteer with, since there are set dates well in advance of clean-ups. There are also coordinator positions always open for those who would like to organize volunteers. Additionally, there are tree planting programs, surveys and environmental education it's members participate in.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer for special projects and serve on the program committee with KTMB. In the past 3 years I have enjoyed working on community clean ups, recycling programs and tree planting projects as a coordinator. The staff and volunteers are wonderful to work with and I can see an immediate visual benefit for the community - less trash, more trees, nicer parks. As a landscape architect having designed many area parks it is very concerning seeing the lack of upkeep and vandalism. KTMB provides volunteers for park maintenance to show that local residents care about our parks and open spaces. Additionally they coordinate with volunteers from businesses for adopt a park and adopt a spot, further expanding their reach into the community.

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?

A lot

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

As Chair of the Truckee River Fund, which supports KTMB's Truckee River Cleanup, I can whole-heartedly endorse this group for their ability to harness 100's of volunteers and get real cleanup work done. Not studies, not meetings, actual work along the River. Thank you KTMB!Janet Phillips, Reno

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

KTMB is a tremendous organization that not only helps keep our community clean and beautiful, but helps educate and engage youth to protect our open spaces and special places for future generations. I am proud to donate and volunteer for this fantastic non-profit, that does so much, with very few staff and limited financial resources.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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4 people found this review helpful

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful has been essential to enhancing the quality of life in our community. The staff are enthusiastic and energetic and truly engage the community and promote volunteerism throughout our region. KTMB's efforts have made significant impacts to community beautifcation, through community clean ups and preventative educational efforts. I am proud to be part of such a fun group that does so much for our community!

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

my interaction with the amazing staff and volunteers that truly care about the community.

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

enthusiastic, energetic and positive!

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

be unstoppable! KTMB could reach more people, beautify and educate even more of the community and make a significant impact on the quality of life for generations to come. Staff could focus on programming and not fundraising-that would be truly amazing!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Well organized, responsive and true to its mission. While considered local grassroots, it has a significant impact on our community. I feel they maximize the $$ donated

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

the beautification of our community

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

solicit more corporate $$

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

people

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

qualified

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

raise significant awareness regionally, extend to lake Tahoe

Ways to make it better...

they had more $$ to invest

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

funding

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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