GreatNonprofits: Find non-profits and charities to review, donate, or volunteer.

Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

rondababe

rondababe - charity reviews, charity ratings, best charities, best nonprofits, search nonprofits
149 Profile Views
1 Reviews

Login to send private message
Click here to get your favorites badge.
BRIDGES FOR WOMEN PROGRAM INC
May 15, 2010

I started out at Bridge's with very low self esteem. I still have to remember to tune out the negative voices when they show themselves; fortunately, Bridge's played a very important role in helping me build the toolbox of skills I needed to do that. Another aspect I really appreciate is that Bridge's opened up opportunities for me to learn how to communicate better. Even though I have already graduated I have been invited back to continue to improve my communication through a course that has been added. It is perfect timing too. Bridge's has helped me get a positive focus and continues to encourage me to reach my personal and career goals. Bridge's offers many valuable courses. I think it would have been even better if the program was funded to be a little bit longer. The challenges that came up were handled in a way that I could learn to deal with a variety of situations that could very well come up at any job. I wish some of my friends who do not live in the area could take the online program by Bridge's. Apparently after the three year pilot project was successful then they no longer had the funding for that part of Bridge's. I really hope this changes. They could be helping so many women in remote communities to be contributing so much more when they do their jobs in the community after building up their strengths.

The Great!

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

I found my voice. I no longer feel invisible. I can advocate for myself, not just others! I am calmer and cope with stresses that arise more easily. I feel like a woman who has a presence now. I am able to accept compliments now.

Ways to make it better...

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

Donate funds, raise funds, so that more women can be helped. Especially finding funding for the online program that is ready to go but fundless! HELP BRIDGES BUILD STRONGER COMMUNITIES WITH CONFIDENT WOMEN!!!!

More feedback

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

I now speak up for myself in a way other people want to listen to what I am saying.

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

caring, sincere and helpful.

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

Reach out to isolated communities of women that cannot come into the classes personally.

Ways to make it better...

i was able to take courses longer.

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

funding cutbacks, they had funding for pilot projects that worked. Then, the funding was no longer there. Ouch!

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

I am a mentee right now. I think everyone should have a mentor. Its a awesome confidence builder. Thanks Bridge's

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I graduated from Bridges and still receive ongoing support from the wonderful staff.