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ADVENTIST DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF AGENCY INTERNATIONAL
June 3, 2012

There is a new president at ADRA, Rudi Maier, and he has fired many good people. He is spending money like it's going out of fashion and is spending it on unnecessary things. I have friends who work there and they say he is a dictator; his way or the highway. And if he doesn't like you, he screams and humiliates people. His friend and colleague, Mario Ochoa, fondly known as Teflon Man to staff because he somehow manages to avoid getting fired even though he's violated church and agency policies, woud squish Rudi like a gnat if he got the chance. Staff are unhappy and they just fired the in house counsellor.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

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Earthwatch Expeditions, Inc.
June 3, 2012

As a long-time volunteer, I know many of the staff at Earthwatch, and they are nice, for the most part. But I don't know what's going on there now because they have lost two top executives and the CEO has been forced out by the staff in the UK office. I'm not giving any more of my money to this organization until it straightens itself out. It needs to be more transparent. There is in-fighting at leadership and staff level between the US and UK offices and they have major money woes.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

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International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc.
June 3, 2012

i recently found out that IFAW uses most of its money for fancy international travel, and my donation pays salaries instead of helping animals. Don't believe the hype that they put out. The CEO makes more than $500,000 a year and his executives aren't far behind. They are abusing donors.

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Was your donation impactful?

No

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

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor