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February 9, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

Trees, Water & People is an outstanding environmental and developmental nonprofit that is truly satisfying to support. They are very community-minded in their down-to-earth relationships with local people and the organizations they serve. While they have an honest, unpretentious attitude about their mission, they are also extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the technical aspects of silviculture, watershed protection, and small-scale solar energy applications. Best of all, they had the foresight to focus on promoting the use of energy-efficient woodstoves to attack the cause of much deforestation in Central America. This has a wonderful side-benefit to the beneficiaries who adopt these stoves in homes and community buildings: clean indoor air and improved respiratory health.

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

Watershed conservation in my local community, as well as urban beautification of parks and other open spaces.

Ways to make it better...

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

Expand and improve public awareness of their mission and activities in our local community.

February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

Trees Water and People is an organization that touches the lives of people in many positive ways. What excites me about this organization is that they develop economically and environmentally motivated solutions for the people in the communities they serve. For example, by getting people in Guatemala and Nicaragua involved in the manufacturing and use of forest saving stoves, they have helped create jobs that encourage healthy and safe living environments and economies. With growth TWP will be able to help people in more and more communities, creating a noticeable difference in the lives of people around the globe.

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

a recent educational opportunity at the library, where Deputy International Director Sebastian Africano spoke of his experiences this past fall in Haiti.

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

I love being around the TWP staff and helping them achieve the organizations goals, both in the US and abroad. They go out of their way to have volunteers feel like an integral part of the family...i wish there were more opportunities for me to get involved on the ground level.

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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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

they could have more opportunities.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

By learning about TWP's efforts I am more aware of whats happening out there.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

very good about myself! The staff is very kind.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

Trees, Water & People does fantastic work in Colorado, on US Indian reservations and in Central America. I admire their work with stoves and solar applications that help the enviroment and families. They are caring people who also like to have fun raising money; their annual fundraiser is fun to attend.

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

by talking to some of the Native Americans who worked with TWP.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give it more opportunities to actually built the stoves and work with women in central America. It would be great if the trips they provide for volunteers did not cost so much.

February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

I think Trees, Water & People is an excellent organization that is helping real people, as well as the environment. By working with communities, they are involved in grass roots efforts, and that's what makes mewant toI support them.

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

I'd like to help them in the campaign.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would encourage more action in the Southeast.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

During my time as a volunteer with TWP I was able to learn firsthand about the dedication that the board members and employees have to their mission and their commitment to serve their constituents in responsible and effective ways. I really appreciate that their programs are community-led and positively impact the whole well-being of the people.

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

The reports and correspondences that I read about trips, specific programs, and the organization as a whole.

Ways to make it better...

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

Employ more people

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

For many years, I supported Trees for the Future because I believed in replanting trees once they had been harvested. Then I learned about Trees, Water and People, which had the same goal, but had include two additional aspects - Water and People. I took one of their volunteer vacations to get a first hand knowledge of the operation. I came back more impressed that my contributions were going to the right organization. We helped build stoves that contribute to the people's health, and we planted trees and reviewed the efforts of TWP to bring expertise into the application of trees to the environment and how they educated people the water was dependent on the trees.

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

Efforts of other organizations to improve on the human environment by improving stoves.

Ways to make it better...

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

Make it grow.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

It is a pleasure to have been a volunteer in many different capacities for over 10 years for Trees, Water and People. I have assisted in local reforestation efforts and multiple fundraising activities. The organization's staff are truly caring individuals who work toward their mission of improving people's lives by protecting and appropriate utilization of our natural resources. Their Tribal Lands Renewable Energy Program helps their communities heat their homes and protect their lands thru sustainable, economically beneficial and economically friendly programs in North and South Dakota. TWP has assisted people in Central America and Haiti to healthier lives and more ecological use of their limited resources by building and providing more efficient stoves. And there are even more programs funded by TWP through efficient use of their non-profit funds. I'm proud to assist this organization and proud that they are based in my Fort Collins community!

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

I've seen the results of local fundraising which assisted our local schools wiith procuring and installing solar panels to reduce cost and be more ecological. I've seen the great results of local reforestation projects in wetlands and nature areas.

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

I know there are always ways for people and organizations to work more efficiently. But from the projects I've seen and read about that have been accomplished by this relatively small organization, I think they are doing an excellent job of utilizing their funds efficiently and continually improving their many programs--and all with heart and caring! If anything--they need to 'toot their own horn' a bit more--there are still many local people unaware of this awesome organization and their good deeds.

April 22, 2010

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April 22, 2010

After hearing about Trees Water & People I knew this was an organization that I wanted to work with, and now that I have had the honor of working with the TWP team this experience has only exceeded my expectations. Everyone at TWP is passionate and dedicated to the work they do. I admire how they work as a team, always helping and supporting each other. The TWP staff is very welcoming and friendly, I looked forward to the days I was going to be able to spend time in the office with everyone; it is the most positive work environment I have ever been in. I feel extremely lucky for the opportunity I have been given to work with Trees Water & People, it has been truly inspiring!

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

working with the staff!

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

Passionate, Friendly, Dedicated, Hard Working, Light Hearted, Knowledgeable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 22, 2010

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April 22, 2010

My experience at Trees, Water & People has been beyond perfect. I worked with Lacey Gaecther on TWP's annual local fundraiser Renew the Rockies. From my first day I was welcomed with open arms by each and every member of the TWP family. TWP cares deeply about what they are doing and are very inspiring. If I could, I would never leave! The ONLY constructive feedback I have is the lack of local programs. It would be awesome if they became involved in more programs that help out here in Fort Collilns

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

learning how important it is to work for an organization that supports a amazing cause

Ways to make it better...

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

become more involved locally

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

Meeting the TWP staff and gaining experience

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

Amazing and genuine

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

Hire me! Save the Poudre River!

Ways to make it better...

I had a job oppurtunity at TWP

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

lack of funding for local projects

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

Lacey Gaecther is awesome!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 19, 2010

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April 19, 2010

I am currently working for Trees, Water and People as the Tribal Development intern. I have mostly been working on finding foundations and writing grant proposals for a number of different projects in TWP's Tribal program. I have been intrigued by the work TWP since I moved to Fort Collins and learned of the organization several years ago. As I am completing my under-grad for Colorado State University I actively pursued TWP as my top choice company for an internship. I began my work here in January of 2010 and have had nothing but a positive experience. The dedicated staff of this organization is something to admire. Everyday they are working to improve the lives of impoverished people and their natural environment through real world projects, on the ground level. The positive ambition of TWP shines through their work and has resulted in their international recognition. I highly value the experience I've gained while working for TWP and would recommend them to anyone who wants to gain experience with an excellent nonprofit.

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

kind and outgoing. The people behind this organization are what make it so successful. They are hard working and they truly believe in the mission of this organization.

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

do so much good! TWP could immediately streamline funds to several projects in progress and begin expanding those projects to meet the needs of as many people as possible.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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