June 28, 2012
Playworks is a great non-profit. The team members are passionate about their goal of providing facilitating play for all children, which is what inspired me to become a part of the organization. The national leadership is strong and getting stronger, and the organization has a solid long-term strategic plan. Playworks is also experiencing growing pains -- as the number of cities expands, the challenges of maintaining quality of service and delivering a consistent message become greater. But there is also a flexibility to the organization that will enable them to overcome these issues. Playworks positively impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of children, teachers, and administrators every day, and I am proud to be a part of it.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Improve the communications and collaboration between cities and the national office.
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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
How did you learn about this organization?
Through the Salesforce.com Foundation -- I took my team to a volunteer event on a playground.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
Enabling play opportunities for all children, especially at recess, especially in low- to middle-income schools.
What is its top priority in the long run?
Social change -- play and good health for all children.
Board Member & Played with kids on the playground, painted playgrounds, donated money, found new board members, particpated in fund-raising activities as a volunteer.