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American Cancer Society, California Division Inc.
July 13, 2009

I am a volunteer for the American Cancer Society's California Division. Working with this organization for 13 years, I am impressed by their commitment to the mission of fighting cancer. They are a community based organization relying greatly on their volunteers in all aspects of their programs. The partnerships between staff and volunteers seems unique to me in all the volunteer work I have done. I feel appreciated for my efforts and time.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the programs to help patients fighting cancer.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to raise more money for research.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the unique staff/volunteer partnerships.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful and caring people. I have made many lifelong friends through my association with the American Cancer Society.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fund more research to fight cancer.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to get involved with more programs provided by the American Cancer Society.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the current economic climate.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the American Cancer Society is the largest grantor of funds for cancer research outside the US government.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have done fundraising through events; chaired statewide and local committees for fundraising and leadership.

Via Services, Inc.
October 17, 2008

I am currently Board Chair and have served on Via's Board in various postions since 2000. I was drawn to the organization by its reputation for serving children and adults with special needs. Via is constantly striving to keep its programs in line with the current needs of its clients.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the strategic efforts of its programming

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue the great work and collaborate with similar organizations to serve the clients.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the knowledge I have gained about the services and needs of the community

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely professional and caring people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

greatly increase the numbers of clients it serves and the programs it provides.

Ways to make it better...

everyone in the community knew about the services Via provides.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

fundraising and the shortage of qualified therapists to work with the clients.

One thing I'd also say is that...

there is a great need to work with health professionals to let the community know what services are available.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Board Member & served in various roles since 2000.