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FOUNDATION FOR FREE ENTERPRISE EDUCATION
December 14, 2011

Would say they change kids' lives as much as they fire up an already present passion for becoming entrepreneurs. The kids who come home after their Business Summer Camp are full of creativity and passion for striking out on their own. Am also very impressed with the wide range of corporate, foundation and individual donors who give, and give with a passion.

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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

MY ROLE:
Donor

Centre County United Way
December 14, 2011

Like many United Way chapters, this one struggles to recreate itself to respond to current trends. Chapter will once again fall below goal and a number of traditional donors are withholding/reducing contributions. Additional challenge is that workplace giving program is overly reliant upon Penn State, which is undergoing its own challenges. Organization had a wonderful opportunity to move in new strategic direction a few years back when long time ED retired. Board started thinking about hiring a dynamic businessperson who could help United Way to reinvent itself. Unfortunately the key person driving that process moved out of the area, the process broke down and an opportunity was lost. Current administration is competent, but not innovative. Unlikely to navigate coming economic/demographic challenges. Despite national UW having one of the best outcomes/logic model frameworks available, this chapter has done poorly helping member agencies to implement and document measurable outcomes. Allocations process could use volunteers more effectively....too much face-to-face meeting and paper information....it's 2011, go digital with much of this stuff.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find an ED who is entrepreneurial and innovative... Also wish the staff would be a little more responsive to request for information.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Unsure

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

More web based content (see above review)

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

New friends of course...also gave me broader understanding of range of services in Centre County

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I always walk away with that feeling "We could do better"

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Day of Caring, Allocations, Workplace giving.