My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for After School Arts Program, Inc., Washington Depot, CT, USA
I have been on several other boards for 501c3's in the arts education world. ASAP has been my most satisfying board experience. The monies raised are used so effectively; there is a lovely balance between thinking big and thinking practically. I particularly appreciate how the board is committed to investing in future programs without sacrificing the programs that work today. Many non-profits get "sacred cow" programs that can't be touched, even when they are not serving current needs. The ASAP board does not shy away from evaluating each program in light of current demand, current funds available, and possibilities of better uses for the funds. This is a lean, well-run, high-impact organization with a board that doesn't just say that it will donate time, talent, and treasure; the board delivers, and so does ASAP.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find the funds to add a little more staff; with so many good ideas and proven programs, ASAP could leverage its operations with more programs if there were a few more "hands on deck" at HQ.
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