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Review for Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc., Montgomery, AL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am so proud to be a donor to the SPLC. The SPLC has a solid record of real activism against hate in America. Unlike other civil liberties organizations that simply publicize hate and injustice, the SPLC is not afraid to take action. It has worked within the law to shut down white supremacist organizations and is currently in the courts battling a Minnesota school district that has turned a blind eye to anti-gay bullying despite an alarming number of suicides among its students. The SPLC's decision to brand several prominent Religious Right organizations as "hate groups" for their false and demonizing propaganda against gays/lesbians has put those organizations on the defensive. The SPLC takes a stand against all hate, whether it is directed against minority groups or majority groups. It has also remained independent and refuses to be co-opted by a major political party.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Donor

Review for Children International, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have supported Children International (CI) for the past nine years and I currently sponsor seven children. I selected CI because I wanted to give to a reputable, non-sectarian organization that respects the children's native cultures. CI is a fantastic organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of families living in poverty. I have had the good fortune to meet four of my sponsored children and hope to meet the others in the future. I appreciate the transparency with which this organization operates.

As a nonprofit administrator, I see nothing outrageous about Mr. Cook's salary. He would be making a LOT MORE if he were running a similarly sized international organization in the corporate sector. Running a nonprofit is hard work and successful nonprofits need highly educated leaders with special skills. Quality leadership is money well spent.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I have no children of my own and sponsoring a child is a great way to help a young person succeed.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I have been donating since 2003.

What would you tell others about this organization?

I share my positive experiences with others and encourage them to donate to CI.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Donor & I have sponsored a total of nine different children during my assocation with CI.