My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Securi, Oakland, CA, USA
The Pacific Institute brings solid science and rigorous research methods to matters related to the human use of water. Their research covering impacts on local communities ranges from the US to communities in places like Indonesia. At the other end of the spectrum, they are involved in helping some of the world's largest multinationals to become better stewards of water resources. I have been a board member for many years, and I am continually impressed by the innovative approaches the Institute takes to these cruicially important issues. But they are not just detached researchers. To the person, the staff wants to make the world a better place, and they work tirelessly to support change in the right direction.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've personally experienced the results of this organization by reading their research reports and by understanding how their research is being used by policy makers and community activists.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The Institute has grown in the last couple of years and needs to rethink its administrative support functions. This issue is being actively addessed by both the staff and the board.