Rainforest Partnership

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews

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Location: PO Box 49268 Austin TX 78765 USA

Mission: Rainforest Partnership (RP) is an Austin, TX -based nonprofit working on preserving rainforests. We do this by working with Latin American rainforest communities in supporting sustainable means of earning an income that makes it more valuable for our partner communities to keep their forests standing. To develop a global network of partners to protect the Earth’s rainforests by:  * Identifying threats to forest integrity in partnership with local stakeholders; * Working with local communities, businesses, government, and nonprofit agencies to create sustainable economic development alternatives to deforestation, ensuring the integrity of the forest and all its resources for generations to come; * Raising awareness in our communities of the issues relevant to protecting the forest and the need for action to connect activities in each partner community to global impacts on climate change; * Acting as a catalyst - linking people to people - to achieve a sustainable future. And to do so in a way that respects all, protecting human rights and preserving indigenous integrity.
Geographic areas served: Rainforest around the world
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Niyanta, executive director, is inspiring and a great person to work for. She has such a passion for what she does it is impossible to not leave an impression. Maurine, director of operations, is one of the hardest workers I have ever met and still, somehow, maintains a positive attitude. A genuinely great person. I loved my experience here at Rainforest and cannot wait for the future of the organization.

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

The staff and volunteers

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

AMAZING!! So diverse and every one of them with a huge heart.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

As an intern and volunteer at Rainforest Partnership, I helped us stay up to date on international forestry policy. I also assisted in the planning and implementation of outreach events. Being involved with Rainforest Partnership is a breath of fresh air in the world of environmental NGOs. The staff and volunteers at this organization and really passionate about environmental issues, and the projects Rainforest Partnership undergoes are well-constructed and truly designed to meet particular goals. Rainforest Partnership cares about the communities it works with and protecting the rainforest.

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

talking with the staff about the communities RP has partnered with. Hearing their first-hand experiences.

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

hire a director of development.

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

realizing that there are ways to combat climate change, and that small steps count.

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

passionate, humble, and extremely hard-working.

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

Partner with thousands of communities in the Amazon and in other rainforests around the world to help grow their economies and conserve forests.

Ways to make it better...

we had more time to do what we want to do.

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

lack of funds.

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

As an intern for the past 3 months, I have learned the inner workings of the nonprofit sector. Rainforest Partnership does incredible work to both save the rainforests and create economic alternatives for the people living there. I believe in the model and the people who have been working to see its implementation. As the fundraising within the organization grows, the successes of RP will become more frequent. We are a very lean organization with approximately 90% of all funds raised going directly to projects. The hope is to both grow the model and our reach while also growing the RP staff and team members.

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

The success of the Chipaota project, in conserving 9,000 acres in just the first 2 years of our organization proves the model is valid and successful.

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

All very dedicated to the mission of reducing tropical deforestation around the world.

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

Duplicate the model in many more countries and regions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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