AMERICAN BOTANICAL COUNCIL
February 15, 2010
The American Botanical Council is a model of focus, dedication and commitment to their mission of helping people to lead healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. I have personally known the ED for 25 years and his integrity, honesty and service to ABC and this industry is beyond reproach. I am dismayed at reading one disgruntled employee's posting and thinking that anyone on Guidestar could post false or misleading information and not be subject to intense vetting and scrutiny to confirm the accuracy of these statements. I have to ABC on a number of occasions and I can guarantee that the adminstrative costs are more in the 15-20% range than the absurd number claimed in this post. In fact anyone who knows the non profit world in any depth would know that you could never accomplish your mission, nor would anyone donate to you, if you had any 80% admin cost. I encourage everyone who is intereted to review ABC's 990's, talk with the ED personally and thoroughly review what this group is accomplishing - you will find a stellar organization, one that deserves our support and applause.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Hearing their ED speak on behalf of the herbal industry.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
They continually put out clear and accurate information on herbs and medicinal plants and make sure the public has the information they need to make an informed decision when controversial stories hit the news on herbs.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
The ED is a gentleman, well versed, extremely hard working and quite personable.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Help provide accurate information on how herbs and medicinal plans could play a roll in addressing the health care crises in our country.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Donor & I donated to ABC on a number of occassions.