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November 26, 2012
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November 26, 2012
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The Rainforest Action Network is on my top ten list as one of the best charities I support because it works in creative and hard-hitting ways to get corporations, often large global corporations, like Disney, Chevron, and Bank of America to clean up their acts with regard to both direct and indirect environmental destruction. And this isn't green washing -- this is true change in concert with people on the ground in the countries being affected.

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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?

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 30, 2009
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April 30, 2009
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I am really passionate about rainforests. RAN has inspired me in so many ways…in all the campaigns that it runs…in its education campaigns…and its tireless efforts to protect the world’s forests.

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

the outcomes of their campaigns..int he ways in which they influence younger people through their commitment to education..and how they are tirelessy working to protect all the world's forests

Ways to make it better...

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

attempt to influence business ethics

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

learning more about how to sustain the world's precious resource

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

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

really make a dramatic effect to save the worlds forests

Ways to make it better...

they had wider coverage in the media...

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

industry..

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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April 29, 2009

RAN is truly stand out in the field of environmental organizing. In a world in which multinational corporations are not beholden to the jurisdiction of a single nation-state or responsive to minuscule... more

April 30, 2009

Rainforest Action Network is awesome! They take on the corporate powers in the only way that matters to them: hitting their bottom line. Organizing the public to combat corporate polluters is the only way to make effective change, and RAN does this.

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

the cessation of the destruction of old-growth forests by timber companies.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 29, 2009

RAN is truly stand out in the field of environmental organizing. In a world in which multinational corporations are not beholden to the jurisdiction of a single nation-state or responsive to minuscule fines imposed by the world's governments, RAN looks beyond traditional lobbying to address the root of the problem. Working in concert with (not on behalf of) affected communities, RAN pulls activists from human rights, ecosystem preservation, and climate justice into unstoppable coalitions that use creative rhetorical tactics, non-violent civil disobedience and traditional campaign strategies to make real change in the world. This fresh perspective is the reason the Rainforest Action Network has triumphed over notoriously destructive corporations like Home Depot, Citigroup, and Boise Cascade for over 20 years and with our help can continue to fight and win battles with far reaching effects for years to come.

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

the constant energy and creativity that goes into every campaign. New and exciting activities draw in support and catch corporate leaders off guard.

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

dedicated to coalition building. Too often environmental groups fight amongst themselves about specific solutions without realizing that campaigns need multiple constituencies and multiple tactics to truly represent the social movement we are as well as achieve broad successes.

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

support indigenous communities in their fight to keep corporate and government interests off their traditional and crucial land, of which they are proven stewards.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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April 29, 2009

The rainforest is my passion. This group gives me a chance to get involved and make a difference from where I am. This is one of the most active and visible rainforest conservation organizations in existance. They also care about global action, seeing the big picture.

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

The emails they send out.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get the name out more.

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

The opportunities they provide.

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

I haven't met any.

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

Save the "Earth's lungs".

Ways to make it better...

Couldn't!

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

Industry.

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

The rainforests need everyone's help!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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April 29, 2009

I have several friends who are members with RAN, and I've always loved their actions. I participated in street protests which we cordoned off citigroup ATMS with witty yellow tape saying "Warning: Global warming zone" and we had screen sized stickers giving you fake options! They also sent us stickers to put on candy warning about the deforestation chocolate corporations are causing. The protests this organization comes up with are always fun and interesting, and at the same time giving a nobody like me the chance to fight back! I also helped table for RAN during powershift, and their volunteers know their stuff, and I helped them close down the capitol hill power plants! This organization is the realization of several generations unhappy with environmentally-apathetic businessmen, and they know how to fight back!

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

governmental action against mountaintop coal removal, and citigroup "reconsidering" their funding of mountaintop coal removal.

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

learning about their several campaigns they are organizing simultaneously.

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

enthusiastic, positive, and very fun to hang out with! They are probably the most interesting people I've ever met.

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

save the world.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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April 29, 2009

RAN works in alliance with environmental and human rights groups around the world, including Indigenous forest communities and non-governmental organizations in rain forest countries. They campaign for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.

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

break America’s oil addiction, reduce our reliance on coal, protect endangered forests and Indigenous rights, and stop destructive investments around the world.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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April 29, 2009

RAN moves people, policymakers, and companies to make change. RAN is run by a smart, talented, committed group of people who are not afraid to take on big challenges. RAN is an effective organizer and partner with others. RAN runs lean and mean, and puts its dollars and energy where they can have the most leverage, and their creativity spurs people to action. They also know how to have fun.

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

Helping change policies at some of the largest and most powerful corporations in the word.

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

The creativity blended with great communications and analytic ability, ability to move between the street and the boardroom.

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

Smart, analytical, savvy, creative.

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

Be doing even more creative, smart, action-oriented campaigns.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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April 29, 2009

RAN is simply the most effecive organization working for envioronmental justice in the US today. They are small but strategic and scrappy. If you are a corporation profiting from global destruction and RAN sets it's sights on you- look out! They just may pull out the good inside your corporation and get you to Do The Right Thing.Your corporation probably knows that they are destroying the planet for profit, but profit is the bottom line - right? Well the planet is the bottom line for RAN, and RAN gets reesults. I am honored to have worked with RAN in various, primarily contract positions over the last ten years. I keep coming back, because RAN keeps winning!

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

getting major corporations to change their policies to protect the planet.

Ways to make it better...

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

get an ear bud for my cell phone, because I would be on it all the time.

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

working with great, strategic, smart, focused people who know how to get results.

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

warm AND professional.

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

change the world, and hopefully make 40 million the next year!

Ways to make it better...

RAN had more money.

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

money. The name. Since RAN works with so much more that the rainforest, its hard to explain that since its their name.

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

I have worked in the feild of social and environmental justice for 20 years. RAN has given me the experience of success. Thank You!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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April 29, 2009

Excellent orginization that really sees the world in a great light and works to make it better for my family and my family's family.

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

the rainforest

Ways to make it better...

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

give out more info to the public

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

The rapid action they gain

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

excellent and professional

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

change the world

Ways to make it better...

more info

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

big business

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

Branden Barber ROCKS there!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 28, 2009

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April 28, 2009

I worked on the Boise campaign a couple of years back when being an environmentalist was not hip and issues were rarely in mainstream news like it is today. I experienced the epic battle RAN had to go through in order to get through to large multinational corporations who were systematically and regularly destroying our environment. These corporations did not want to change and very often saw RAN as the enemy and used all the power they had (which was quite a lot - billions of $$) to discredit and crush RAN. But, that was not so easy when you have a highly organized and passionate organization whose aim is to do good. RAN uses creative and intelligent solutions for a win-win outcome. In the end, one wonders why all the resistance in the first place?

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

stopping the degradation of old growth forests.

Ways to make it better...

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

add happy hour to the list of things to do at the end of the day.

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

meeting the dedicated and interesting people who work tirelessly for the benefit of EVERYONE.

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

creative and intelligent.

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

save the world sooner than expected.

Ways to make it better...

the computers were upgraded.

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

time and money.

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

I would have liked to meet the founders and other RAN organizers who are the backbone of this organization. That would have been very inspiring.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002

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