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CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC
June 12, 2014

CBD is a lean, mean, working machine for the benefit of beleaguered plants, animals, and habitats in the US. They use the power of the courts and the laws to hold government agencies accountable for their actions. So much taxpayer money is diverted to programs that then become beholden to the lobbying actions of private business, and the corruption is glossed over or hidden. CBD exposes this fraud and waste and recalcitrance.
Center for Biological Diversity is also thankfully not of the Big Green bent, making secret deals with crooked politicians in exchange for lenience in other areas. They are one of the very few emphasizing the fundamental nature of the growth in human population that threatens all life on Earth. Without the slowing of the trajectory of human numbers, there is little hope for improving the outlook for other organisms.

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

Can't see anything I would do...

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

MY ROLE:
Donor

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC
October 22, 2011

I have worked and given to many environmental groups over the years, but CBD is one of the most successful in targeted use of funds, effectiveness in bringing suits to the courts and winning, and amassing factual scientific basis for exposing the egregious behavior of government and private industry trying to trash our shared Earthly commons. They do not spend funds on frivolous gifts and goodies like stuffed animals, calenders, notecards, and the like, but use their clout to go to bat for our Earth and its beleaguered wild places and animals. They are fearless in tackling the big, faceless corporate powers, and making useful alliances with like-minded groups---and crediting them when they do.

The Great!

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

seeing the many important wild lands and animals protected by the efforts in courts. Development by rapacious corporate profit models would have destroyed these things without CBD intervention

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What is unique about this organization?

The targeted focus on legal protection to the highest levels of the law and no "fluff' campaigns to lure donations to the cause

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & wrote letters, called congressional offices, serve on committees trying to spare urban wildlands from dept of public works demolition.

PEOPLE HELPING HORSES
August 5, 2011

People Helping Horses does an amazing amount of lifesaving and rehabilitation with the tightest of budgets! They often train their foster animals to help them adjust to a new life of service and benefit to the adopting family.

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

I have followed the progress of the organization and the animals they rescue and rehabilitate for several years. They work exceptionally hard and reach out to rescue the horses in very dire circumstances.

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

I can not find a part of the program to criticize

MY ROLE:
Donor & I have financially supported them for a long time.

PEOPLE HELPING HORSES
December 15, 2010

People Helping Horses does excellent work in the horse sanctuary field. They work tirelessly to evaluate how they can stretch each dollar for rescuing abandoned horses, developing therapeutic riding programs for children gaining life affirming skills from horse interaction, and campaigning for better horse care and responsible horse owner polices. They conduct workshops for people wanting to gain skills in these areas, as well. They are first rate!

The Great!

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

seeing the many reports of starving, abandoned horses they have rehabilitated and re-homed is heartwarming

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

do not see any that would be constructive

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

involvment in other horse sanctuary

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I give money to this organization, but they are 2 states away so not possible to have direct contact.

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC
October 21, 2010

Center for Biological Diversity is a tough, lean, litigating machine--going after the biggest foes with nary a twitch. They use as much of their funding as possible on the actual suits and nothing on "fripperies" like free mugs or t-shirts or big mail campaigns. They use the intent and word of the environmental laws to protect the ecosystems and animals that other groups compromise with deal-making. I also like their pragmatic approach to the devilishly difficult issue of human population growth and the fundamental basis for all other environmental and societal problems that stem from it. This is unlike any other environmental group I know, but ignoring the human numbers factor is to ignore the 'elephant in the living room'

The Great!

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

recommending it to people disillusioned with the myopic efforts of many mainstream groups.

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

it is fabulous now!

MY ROLE:
Donor & campaigned for issues.

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY INC
April 30, 2010

The organization is lean and mean and gets a lot of legal changes for the better in protecting wildlife and habitat. Having had a long career and interest in population issues (the crux of all envirnmental problems on the plantet!!) I heartily endorse the CBD's emphasis on this terrible, neglected, fundamental problem. The education, legal protection and reproductive health of the world's females must stand front and center in addressing the environmental degradation.

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

The sense that they will not sell out to any corporate or political entity. They take the unpopular but correct stand and stick to it.

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

Hire more legal clout than they already have and really meet the corporate powers on a level field. They could also afford to buy into companies stock to the degree that would give them real advantage in voting policy decisions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Donor & have funded work over many years, wrote letters in support of campaigns.