I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I visit classrooms and see the effect that the message our volunteers has upon the students. It is not uncommon that the impact is life-changing. Many volunteers initially think tha the students are not listening, because the students don't ask questions, or otherwise seem interested. But, when the volunteer reads the student and teacher evaluation forms we hand out at the end of class, they see that the students were paying attention. Teachers appreciate us too.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I'd like to add a new effort, working with students to help them in their academic careers. We fund a very limited number of scholarships each year. This year, we had 35 applications for 8 scholarships. We'd like to be able to fund all qualified applicants and to mentor all, even those that were not awarded a scholarship.
Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?
How much of an impact do you think this organization has?
Will you tell others about this organization?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
How did you learn about this organization?
Presentation at work.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
We need to form a better relationship with the schools in order to schedule school visits. The schools are bombbarded with organizational requests and seldom return phone calls. One counselor told me that he receives 35 phone calls every week from organizations trying to get into their schools. It's difficult for the schools to identify which organizations have valuable programs.
What is its top priority in the long run?
We need to look to the long run in terms of maintaining the organization. Right now there are two key individuals that effectively run the organization. We need to form an organization that would not be so dependent upon one, or two, individuals and carry on with this work.