My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Jewish Women's Archive, Brookline, MA, USA
What's remarkable about JWA: first, the only organization I've every dealt with in which everyone (board and staff) has put aside personal matters and concentrates on the JWA tasks at hand. Second--this lack of self-importance has made JWA flexible, open and remarkably effective. Its web-site and newsletters are always interesting, never static. I've learned a lot about the ways history intersects with private and public life. I'm particularly impressed with the way it uses direct means (meetings, study guides, conferences) in conjunction with web-based opportunities. Open 24/7, no appointments needed--who could ask for a better organization?
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Preparation for a child's becoming bat mitzvah
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the lack of vanity or self-importance in staff and board
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
varied, but all interested in the intersection of history with the moment and the individual
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
strengthen its web presence; do more public face-to-face programs; prepare more down-loadable materials for teachers
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?