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Artists Striving To End Poverty Inc
September 25, 2009

I fell in love with the the mission of ASTEP and wanted to create a benefit concert for the group in 2007. I planned and organized it with them, put my money into it and expected them to be somewhat hands off because their staff was modest and the agreement was that I would do the leg work. However, they put at my disposal a team of volunteers who made the project run smoothly, particularly on the day of the event, getting behind the effort 100 percent and assuring its success. The concert sold out. They aggressively got word out to their donors and made sure there were volunteers on site for troubleshooting (when a piano failed to work, a phone call was made by ASTEP and we got a new piano within the hour). The point is, when they believe in something, they get behind it 100 percent. There is no room for failure. It's the kind of passion and monomania you wish we saw in government, education and justice.

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

its openness to ideas, and its ability to make those ideas richer and better.

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

clear-headed and moderate; they looked before leaping so as to make sure effort was not wasted.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Donor & I created a benefit concert in 2007.