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Community Initiatives
August 18, 2010

The Diabetes Hands Foundation was Model-C fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives for a number of months, during our 2009-2010 Fiscal Year. The service and value we received from the CI team was amazing! Since we first learned about them, I have done my best to promote their great work for Bay Area-based nonprofit projects, since more people need to know about this way to do good without having to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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

two ways: through a project that we received a grant for, which was designated to be given to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; and through our fundraising campaign in September 2009.

Ways to make it better...

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

make their work known to as many people as possible. What they can do for groups seeking to help others, thinking that the only way is to become a 501(c)(3) could result in thousands of hours and dollars saved and more people getting helped sooner.

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

The people: they are most personable AND knowledgeable, making working with them a joy and a great experience.

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

Phenomenal!!! From Prudy who rocks as an Office Manager to Ani who is amazing on-boarding and helping new projects learn the ropes all the way to Melanie, the CEO!

Ways to make it better...

I had known about them before we had gone through all the work we went to become a 501(c)(3). :)

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

Marketing themselves more to the sector.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & President of a Project that was fiscally sponsored by CI.

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Inc.
June 4, 2010

Having visited DRI in Miami once, I was very impressed with the way the institute is set up with the goal of finding a cure as its core, resulting in the tearing of inter-departmental barriers to facilitate collaboration internally. Also, it was impressive to learn about the efforts to create a DRI Federation to facilitate collaboration with other research institutions all over the world. They are without a doubt the best hope there is for a cure for diabetes!

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

my visit to their facility. They are truly obsessed (in a good way) with finding a cure for diabetes.

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

their commitment to finding a cure for diabetes.

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

knowledgeable and committed to the cause!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Supporter of the mission of DRI.