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PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
October 5, 2010

Oregon PVA has a strong and active role in the community, and we are really glad we found them. I worked with their staff to build our sports program, and to make sure that what we were doing would meet the needs and interests of their clients. They are easy to work with and helpful in many ways, inviting us to their outreach events and introducing us to people we should also work with in the community.

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

Their willingness to network for the good of their clients and ours; their excellent outreach programs for veterans; their high-quality publications (newsletter, coloring book, etc.).

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I worked with them to cross-promote programs.

MENDOCINO CANCER RESOURCE CENTER
September 1, 2010

The CRCMC provides unduplicated services in their area, which is small and rural. Patient Navigators are supportive and kind, and go out of their way to smooth the path that patients must take as they deal with their cancer diagnosis.

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

the positive comments and fierce devotion I heard from clients.

Ways to make it better...

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

hire an additional Patient Navigator at the coast office and start to phase in a new Executive Director or manager of Patient Navigators so that the current ED can move into a more fundraising role, or retire.

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

how caring, thorough, and dedicated the Patient Navigators are.

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

enthusiastic about the work they were doing and the positive effects they were having on people's lives.

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

provide transportation to cancer patients who need to travel for treatments.

Ways to make it better...

the Patient Navigators weren't so overworked.

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

the rise of cancer rates and the lack of qualified applicants for opening positions.

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

they throw one heck of a fundraiser every year in August!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I helped at a fundraiser.

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FIRST CENTER
September 1, 2010

My Sister's Pantry is an outreach effort of First Center that gives food boxes, clothing, and other household goods to anyone in need in the Tacoma area. They are compassionate and care not just about feeding hungry bellies, but also feeding hungry hearts.

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

the way that all the volunteers leave feeling like they really made a difference.

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

how organized they are in orienting volunteers and showing clients how much they care.

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

all very dedicated to the cause.

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

feed a lot more people!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I packed food boxes and helped out at a fundraiser.

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Christopher Reeve Foundation A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation dba Christopher and Dana Foundation
September 1, 2010

I applied for a grant from this foundation for the nonprofit that I run. Their grant application process was easy to understand, and the questions they asked were both clear and thorough. I have not actually worked with them yet (or heard back about the grant), but based on this interaction and the research I did in preparing for our grant, I can tell that they are committed to helping individuals and developing a cure for paralysis. Just as important, they are also committed to supporting organizations that have expertise in their field and can have impact at the grassroots level.

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

the preparation of grant materials.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I applied for a grant.

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Salem Multicultural Institute
July 22, 2010

SMI organizes and manages the World Beat Festival every year, which is an amazing weekend of presentations by cultural organizations in and around Salem. The organization that I work for has been able to share our mission and activities with far more people than we otherwise would get to, so I am appreciative of the festival and hard-working organizers. We have had direct contact with over 400 people every year who stop by our booth, and we get exposure to thousands more who don't stop but who read about us. SMI does a world of good by connecting organizations and community members in Salem.

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

the smiles and excitement of the children and adults who visit our booth at the World Beat Festival with tales of all the cool things they experienced at other booths. They are learning in a full-sensory way!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Attended and presented at a festival.

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