ADVENTIST DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF AGENCY INTERNATIONAL
August 10, 2011
I have a problem with ADRA's lowered rating. It's revenues are off largely due to the economy. ADRA is funded heavily by church members and the impact of job loss and business slowdown here in the US has limited my ability to donate as I'm sure it has limited others. ADRA's significant income from independent sources allows it to operate more freely of government meddling than it might were it more heavily funded from government sources. This is a good thing, at least the way I look at it. Unfortunately, independent donors can't borrow from China to keep up our "foreign aid" contributions, so income from us will necessarily drop. ADRA still operates on a relatively lean admin budget and its board serves on their own nickel. This is a good organization and deserves far better than two stars.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Get them a bigger budget.
Donor & I closely follow the activities of this organization and know one of its board members personally.
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