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August 26, 2013

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August 26, 2013

Something really stinks here. They run these sleazy TV commercials and then keep the money that is sent in for themselves. They should be GIVING 90% of the donations they get, not keeping it.

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

A complete audit and change of leadership.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 29, 2013

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June 29, 2013

I BELIEVE THE COMMERCIAL THAT SHOWS YOUNG CHILDREN BEING SOLD IS VERY OFFENSIVE AS WE ALL KNOW WHAT GOES ON IN MANY FOREIGN COUNTRIES. IT ONLY GIVES PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRIES MANY IDEAS, WHICH SHOULD NOT BE ALOUD.

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

CHANGE THE COMMERCIAL, OR TAKE IT OUT COMPLETELY.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

March 10, 2012
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March 10, 2012
2 people found this review helpful

It's rather discouraging to see the large amount of money the CEO takes per year. No one needs that much to live comfortably. This alone would keep me from donating.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 23, 2011
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September 23, 2011
5 people found this review helpful

Although World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender, they do not HIRE people in a non-discriminatory fashion. They won't hire lesbians and gays. They won't hire Jews. They won't hire Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Atheists, or even other Christians if their beliefs don't match up with those of World Vision. Atheists can dig wells. Jews can hand out blankets. Buddhists can provide clean water. Muslims can hand out food packages. You don't have to be their brand of Christian to help children in need. And this organization also needs accountants and custodians and administrative assistants and marketing people and HR people...all jobs that can be filled without discriminating on the bases of sexual orientation or religion. I recommend donating your charity money elsewhere...where there is no discrimination in employment.

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

Africa. The World Vision workers I spoke to were unaware that World Vision discriminates against lesbians and gays, and seemed horrified by the information.

Ways to make it better...

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

stop discriminating on the basis of religion and sexual orientation.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

Some

How did you learn about this organization?

When family members donated to World Vision in my name.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 16, 2011
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August 16, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I have seen first hand the work that World Vision is doing in Africa and I am so extremely impressed!
I worked to raise money for World Vision through my church's youth group and the 30 Hour Famine. after raising enough money to feed 2 children for a year (720.00 USD ) I applied for the Famine
Study Tour and got accepted. I traveled to Burundi with World Vision. I have seen Schools built, medical clinics funded, housing funded, homes built, sustainable food sources provided to families, nutrition education provided for parents of young children, lunches provided for school age children and water made more accessible by World Vision. In Burundi (and all over the world) World Vision works to make communities and families self sustainable. One of the world vision workers we meant said it well " We want to teach the people to fish, not just eat the fish." They want the people to learn to do things so they can continue to develop as a community after World vision leaves. World vision is doing fantastic things. The money donated to this organisation goes very far and makes huge changes in peoples lives.

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

Gasorwe ADP, Burundi, Africa

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

WV really has things figured out :)

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

July 29, 2011
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July 29, 2011
2 people found this review helpful

In January 2009, I traveled to Kenya, Africa on a congregational trip and got to see first hand what WV has done for Katito. We saw the wells drilled to bring fresh water. We saw the new schools that WV had built. We met community based organizations that receive funds from World Vision. We also met our sponsored children and saw what a difference our sponsorship makes in not only the child's life, but the family's life. World Vision is Katito's miracle and has made a miraculas change.

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

World Vision is a wonderful organization committed to helping children. I have full confidence in them, their use of the money, and the commitment of those outstanding employees.

Ways to make it better...

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

find funding so more people can travel and see what World Vision has done.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

through my church. Our community sponsors several hundred children in Katito, kenya.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

May 10, 2011
6 people found this review helpful

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May 10, 2011
6 people found this review helpful

I have been to several countries that World Vision does work in. You will immediately notice them in their brand-new SUVs. In the countries I've visited locals will say they believe World Vision often does more harm than good in the fight against poverty. Some of their programs only encourage it and remaining dependent on their funding. While I'm not advocating not giving to WV or saying they do this on purpose (I don't believe that they do), just be cautious in your giving. Often it's the grassroots, local organizations that do the greatest good on much more of a "shoestring" budget, making your money go further.

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

Latin America and Africa

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

say to give more voice to your local leaders. To find out what really works and will make a lasting change.

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