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July 16, 2012

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July 16, 2012

Public-Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) draws on the knowledge and experience of several individuals with an immaculate background in development. What has always impressed me about PPAF is the creative tracks that they have taken to influence and create sustainable development solutions across the world. I strongly recommend PPAF as a place worthy of your donations and time.

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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

April 9, 2012

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April 9, 2012

Art Creation Foundation For Children in Jacmel is, in a sense, a client and colleague organization. As well, I personally am a suppoter. I am delighted to know and work with PPA, for their knowledge, willingness to share and collaborate, and for their genuine concern for the people in Haiti with whom we also work. We are emissaries for each other's organizations and a part of the whole that we wish for tomorrow.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 27, 2012
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March 27, 2012
2 people found this review helpful

The PPAF unlike lots of other groups i have seen, actually delivers a useful and important service to people who need it most. PPAF helps provide ethanol stoves (among other things) to groups in the most impoverished parts of the world -- Haiti, Africa, etc. Preventing women and girls from COPD, being attacked in bush looking for oher fuel sources, etc. I have been amazed at the dedication and sincerity of the group and its members and volunteers.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

December 30, 2011

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December 30, 2011

I have known of PPAF and its work since 2003. In 2003-2004, I interned with PPAF to support the organization in its early growth, and witnessed some of the tremendous work that it has done in Madagascar. More recently I have been a donor and occasional volunteer for PPAF. PPAF has identified an integral, under-resourced link in what one could describe as the value chain for poverty reduction. By serving as a passionate advocate for high-impact, win-win opportunities, PPAF is able to overcome the inertia that often prevents such opportunities from being realized. In addition, by virtue of the impressive rolodex that the organization has assembled, it is able to rapidly identify promising opportunities and get all necessary stakeholders to the table in a way that few others can.

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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

July 19, 2011

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July 19, 2011

In my experience with PPAF, I have seen their work expand to incorporate organizations beyond their UN origins. This diversification in partners has made PPAF increasingly effective in achieving their poverty reduction goals. The current cookstoves project has real potential to impact households and have large scale results. PPAF's ventures into the world of social media show their commitment to working in a rapidly globalizing world.

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

Conferences and the cookstoves project

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

Improve PPAF's use of social media and available technology to streamline working processes

March 31, 2011

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March 31, 2011

This organization has been working tirelessly to improve the lives of the marginalized and the underserved.

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I have seen the amazing transformation as aresult of their hard work.

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No as they are on the right track

March 31, 2011

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March 31, 2011

The Public Private Alliance Foundation is working to bring cookstove practices which protect human health from lethal indoor smoke, preserve forests, allow women to avoid dangerous wood gathering missions and girls to go to school. Work in Haiti promises to demonstrate the practicality and economic viability of ethanol cookstoves to replace current charcoal based methods.

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As a Board member I have seen the day to day efforts to bring improved tachnology for cookstoves, safer fuels, and potential markets together to address deforestation and improve human health.

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This organization might be more effective in colaboration with initiatives to promote national level approaches which promise more rapid dissemination of these important innovations.

March 31, 2011

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March 31, 2011

I have been a pro bono "senior fellow" at PPAF for several years and have witnessed the foundation's evolution. They have moved from being primarily an organizer of conferences into becoming an important facilitator between development projects and business. Much of this work has been done most recently in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

PPAF has had a focus on finding alternative energy solutions for the developing world. From several early conferences of experts at the UN, they have assembled expertise in the field which has helped them to implement their "clean cookstove" initiative which is helping Haiti with a more environmentally healthful alternative to current cookstoves.

In addition, they have enlisted a Haitian-American business group, SimACT, to assist in restoration and economic development of a historically significent town (UNESCO Listed) which has been partially damaged by the earthquake. Projects which have been identified are now in the process of implementation.




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

Less emphasis on conferences.

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

Although PPAF is a young non-profit, it has done some outstanding work. The people behind the organization are extremely hard working and dedicated to the PPAF mission.

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

bringing together a variety of interests (business, non-profit, United Nations, academic, etc.) through its annual Partners Against Poverty conference, which aims to stimulate entrepreneurship and commerce-related activities in the Domincan Republic and Madagascar.

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

engage more youth.

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

Other reviewers have rightfully praised the Public-Private Alliance Foundation for its work supporting sustainable development and the UN Millennium Goals by fostering public and private sector cooperation. Equally important, though less visible, is PPAF's success in preparing the next generation of development leaders through its Intern, Associate, and Fellow positions.

I interned with PPAF as a graduate student. While there, Executive Director Dr. David Stillman personally ensured that the work I performed directly enhanced my existing skills while exposing me to new skills, experiences, and networking opportunities. Throughout tasks and projects, he always patiently explained how the work I was doing fit into the broader context of both PPAF's and the international community's development efforts. As a result, PPAF is preparing its Interns, Associates, and Fellows to enter the workforce with the practical skills necessary to succeed and the deeper understanding of development necessary to lead, ensuring that its contributions will continue well into the next generation.

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in: its outreach work, for example through press releases, blog entries, and email updates; its conferences, notably a rebuilding conference in Jacmel, Haiti; and its success in fostering collaboration, for example between Haitian-American investors, sustainable development NGOs, and private industry to bring clean-burning ethanol cookstoves to Haiti.

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

Expand its already successful internship program.

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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?

2011

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