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June 26, 2011
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June 26, 2011
3 people found this review helpful

I have never given money to Plan; in fact, I convinced my mother not to give to their child sponsorship a couple of years ago, because of the rating. However, I am now prepared to donate to this charity because of the work I saw they were doing in Zimbabwe. I have just returned from a mission trip there where we are supporting an orphan trust. Everywhere I went, people at schools and clinics were saying that PLAN had made contributions and donations that were invaluable. Anyone who helps my friends is a friend to me. I also am pleased that they have no religious or government affiliation.

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

I witnessed work of PLAN in zimbabwe, where the organization was said to have provided schools, houses for nurses and schoolteachers, primary school books and medicines.

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

Not sure. Perhaps continue to try to spend less on fundraising.

March 6, 2011

I am not fully satisfied with my sponsorship with Plan USA. I began sponsoring just over a year ago. I also have sponsored with several other organizations and developed my own case study. There are others that I like more than this one.

I have been sponsoring for 1.5 years and I have
received one communication from my child. I feel as though I am blindly sponsoring this child.

I know that most of the reason to sponsor a child is for what the organization has to offer, but I feel that there are other things that my child may need, and communicating with her sponsor is one of them that may encourage her not to marry at age 13 like her mother. She is about 10 years old already.

What I do like is that this is the only organization that I have found that sponsors children in China. Although, my child is not in China, I would like to sponsor a child in China in the future.

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

I have not experienced results yet.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would like for the staff to be more informed on what is going on in the field and not respond with a blanket statement that does not answer my question every time I email.

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Was your donation impactful?

Unsure

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

Unlikely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unsure

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

A late night television add.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I would like to inspire children.

What would you tell others about this organization?

There are other organizations that I feel may be a better option.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

January 21, 2010

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January 21, 2010

I enjoy the communications from Plan USA. They are up-to-date, indepth and well written. I feel informed of how my money is being spent, and I am confident that my funds are being well used.

Ways to make it better...

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

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

The ease of how to contribute.

Ways to make it better...

I saw what my money was used for sooner.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 15, 2010

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January 15, 2010

Plan USA does a great job of communicating how they utilize your funds, and the impact that they have. I was pleased to know that they have a large staff on site at Haiti already, and that anything I give can be immediately put to use to help with the earthquake crisis. Money donated is money well spent.

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

personalized communications and an ongoing interaction.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 20, 2009

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October 20, 2009

Plan USA does wonders for the needy children in India, along with many other countries. In addition to helping small kids, I am able to be in constant touch with them and their families, through timely letters and photos. Their volunteers are really helpful if we have any problem with any of our dealings with Plan USA. Overall, I would rate them the highest among the non-profits, not only for India but for children all around the world!

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

keeping in touch with children and families through letters..

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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