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FRIENDS OF GRAND RAPIDS PARKS
April 11, 2010

I attended the kick off for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and have been a donor. I've also served on a task force to start an "Adopt a Park" program which will further expand the role of this organization. I'm looking forward to some community spring cleanings!

The Great!

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

working with committed people in my community who care about the quality of life in Grand Rapids and understand that our public green spaces are worth the time and resources to maintain.

Ways to make it better...

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

continually expand its volunteer base.

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

the excitement that both staff and volunteers share about the future of this organization and what we can do together to create outstanding parks and green space in this city.

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

strategic in planning for a sustainable organization.

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

invest some bucks for the future, use some bucks for maintenance and enhancements and fast forward a marketing plan to engage more citizens in becoming Friends of Grand Rapids Parks!

Ways to make it better...

I had even more time to give.

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

bringing more residents on board who understand that the future of our parks depends on their active involvement in maintaining them and in supporting initiatives to provide revenue.

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

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is a great example of what people with imagination and drive can do to improve their own environment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I served on Friend’s of GR Parks “Adopt a Park” task force that is setting up a mechanism for individual citizens, civic groups and businesses to improve the quality of our parks and inspire community involvement in reducing maintenance.