My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for CANOPY, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Canopy has something for everyone, and everything it touches is superbly organized. It provides turnkey volunteer activities such as tree plantings and monitoring young tree health for people who want to spend a few hours. It presents accessible educational programs such as neighborhood tree walks. It offers trainings for people who want to be more involved. It supports neighborhood initiatives to plant street trees. Its programs engage everyone from school kids to older adults. It also brings exceptional environmental leaders to our community from Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai to E.O. Wilson. In short it is a powerful force integrated into our community in countless ways.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Focusing on a single essential element in nature, while working alongside people who are far more knowledgeable and passionate than I am. When I leave the activities, I am both better informed and inspired.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Energetic, warm, inclusive, highly organized and intelligent.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
1) create an endowment and grow the organization without having to devote time to fundraising; expand its geograpic reach
Ways to make it better...
On my own street if I could have convinced more neighbors to plant trees.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
One thing I'd also say is that...
The executive director is exceptionally talented as a strategist and manager; hires smart, capable people; and engages volunteers in a warm, welcoming way.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?