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CENTER FOR A SUSTAINABLE COAST INC
April 30, 2010

The Center does a great job as a watchdog for environmental issues on Georgia's coast. In this role, the Center helps citizens and other environmental groups stay abreast of the regulatory climate, effectiveness of existing regulations and enforcement thereof, and making a strong case for the economic benefits of strong environmental protection. The Center's newsletter helps introduce much useful research and opinion that might otherwise not be introduced to our local discussions. The web site is timely and also disseminates much useful information pertaining to the environment and its protection.

The Great!

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

awareness building among the coastal environmental community and coastal governments and regulatory agencies.

Ways to make it better...

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

continue to serve as a conscience for environmental action on the coast.

More feedback

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

Small enough organization that relationship is personal and personable. My feedback seems to be valued.

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

thoughtful, diligent, tenacious and eloquent.

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

set up a revolving loan fund to assist in outright purchase of environmental resources that no amount of regulatory action will ever protect, particularly when our regulators sometimes are seemingly more interested in acting as guide dogs for development.

Ways to make it better...

we always managed to compel compliance with existing laws and regulations. Center has done a good job but as Yogi Berra says, "if people don't want to do something, you can't stop them." Sometimes you can't compel compliance.

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

Significant pushback on many efforts at the rational use of our rich environmental resources on the coast.

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

the Center richly deserves assistance. It is a quality outfit with good people. Also, thanks for the good job your organization does. Have used your donation link to good effect while working with Georgia Land Trust.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Formerly did prep on their newsletter and trained current staff in some tricks in putting together pubs. Maintain close relationship.

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