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Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Inc.
May 29, 2014

Employees and children alike are kind and grateful for the contributions of volunteers at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee!!! I have been a volunteer with this organization for almost a year, and have been so impressed with the organization that I have asked to be more involved and plan to continue my participation past my original 1yr commitment!

This organization takes volunteer work seriously. They are professional and organized in their hiring and orientation processes. They are also joyful, friendly, welcoming, and sincerely grateful for the work of their volunteers. Boys and Girls Club has appropriate expectations for volunteer workers, while also being reasonable and not overly demanding of one's time or effort. The volunteer administration is also very invested in finding volunteer opportunities that are right for each person, aligning assignments with each volunteer's individual goals.

The children who participate in these clubs are there because they need the resources provided. They are actively engaged in exercises which grow their academics, social skills, and self. Volunteers are encouraged to be good role models in all of these aspects, regardless of their volunteer assignment. Boys and Girls Club cultivates a culture of strong community, and volunteers are considered a part of it.

It is my pleasure to recommend this organization to anyone who is interested in volunteering for or donating to a truly worthy cause:)

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
June 27, 2012

I have been a supporter of the MSO on various levels for over 5 years, as a season ticket holder and a financial contributor. This organization is highly respectful and professional, as well as extremely skilled in their craft and very customer oriented. Bonus events for season ticket holders are always lovely, and donation requests that offer 'matching' are very well orchestrated. Highly recommend for the talent and the business savvy!

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Was your donation impactful?

Likely

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

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor

United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO World Headquarters)
June 27, 2012

I donated to this organization as a memorial for a service member who passed away. I am CONSTANTLY bombarded with (likely very expensive) postal mail requests for further donations (ie at least 2 per month), and agree whole heartedly with others on this site who say the administrative and fundraising costs are WAY too high. Admittedly, the calendar they sent me as a "thank you" gift is quite nice; it is hanging in my office now.

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Was your donation impactful?

Unsure

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

Unlikely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor

BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF METROPOLITAN MILWAUKEE INC
June 27, 2012

I have been a "Big" for over a year with this organization, and it has been a totally underwhelming experience. I see my "Little" a minimum of 3 times a month. I made a commitment to complete 2 years with my "Little" so I will continue until the end of the second year. To be candid, my "Little" is not remotely needy: on the honor roll, active in sports/ music/theatre, and has a very close and loving family with a parent who is an educated professional. Unfortunately, despite multiple communications with the agency, they affirm that the child is appropriate for the program. It is my impression that they are keeping this child in the program to bolster their "success" rates. I believe my time is wasted being a playmate when I could be truly helping a child in need. Even as a highly active volunteer, I am constantly getting requests to donate money to the organization (which I think is in poor taste). I would not recommend this organization for volunteering or charitable giving.

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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?

A little

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer