My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for WARM HEART WORLDWIDE INC, Highland Park, NJ, USA
We have followed Warm Hearts progress since its beginnings six years ago. The founders, Michael Shafer and Evelind Shecter, chose a neglected rural area of Thailand to rebuild into a sustainable community through working cooperatively with villagers to identify their community needs, prioritize them, and then tackle problems with cross-cutting solutions. They have created effective programs for children's education, all stages of life health care, microenterprises for women without regular income, and agricultural initiatives to rebuild the soil and increase harvest yield. By approaching local problems with a broader vision of world issues, they have been able to leverage basic technology, such as their biochar process, into a potential instrument to reduce global climate change by improving soil on a field-by-field basis.
With more money and support, Warm Hearts is poised to increase its reach and to have its model practices imitated in many other rural communities of developing countries. Their recent foray to Washington, DC, introduced them to major foundations and larger non-profits that recognize the value of their persoanl dedication and concept f bottoms-up community development.
Review for Police Protective Fund, Austin, TX, USA
Thank you, Charity Navigator, for giving us basic information needed to make decisions on where we put our money. We have worked hard for the money we donate and want to inow that t is well spent fr the purpose we choose. When 80% is devoted to fundraising and program expenses have actually gone down 16%, we think, KEEP AWAY.
Our fundraiser was not rude, but employed diversionary tactics. When I asked for the specific name of the 501 c so I could look it up on Charity Navigator, he gave me a website policeusa.org. It took a search through that site to discover that the 501c was the Police Protective Fund, it is not locally based and it does not necessarily deliver locally, and the function was not what was indicated.
Thanks again, Charity Navigator, for bringing clairty t these fund raising calls. While at one time I would answer and say I never donate over the phone, now I always look them up (and am often hung up on!).
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