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What I want to do

Make sure that the children get an education and poverty ends in one generation.

What matters to me

Education

What inspires me

possibilities created by an education

Santa Ana, CA USA

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING CLEARINGHOUSE
February 10, 2014

As a founding board member of the Clearinghouse and as the former executive director of a 35 year nonprofit housing organization, I find that the board and staff of the Affordable Housing Clearinghouse to be well-regarded and well informed on all issues regarding housing and to be extremely ethical and transparent in their management of this nonprofit. It provides great innovation and value to lower income families seeking affordable rental and purchase opportunities.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would not make any changes.

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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?

2014

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

HELPING OUR PEOPLE IN ELSINORE INC
September 10, 2011

We just dropped off some groceries this morning and witnessed a wonderful event of volunteers (students, Rotarians, etc) helping carry groceries to people's cars which were stretched out several blocks from the distribution center. This volunteer led and run food bank is just exactly the charity you've been looking for to donate funds.

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

I've met the extremely well trained and motivated volunteer leadership of HOPE and know that it should be a model for others to follow.

Ways to make it better...

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

Work to increase private donations.

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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

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

My gift was prompted by finding out more about HOPE.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Donor & I made a contribution.

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NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES INC
June 3, 2010

Our housing nonprofit has had a relationship with NHS from its inception in 1977 as Jim Yacenda, NHS Executive Director in 1977 was involved in the formation of our nonprofit. NHSOC has been instrumental in many of our renters and employees becoming homeowners. They have exceptional tools and knowledge. We just completed a successful collaboration in the development of single family homes in Santa Ana that now house low income first time homeowners who were assisted by NHSOC. They are an extremely valuable resource to our Orange County community.

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

As a collaborator on several projects; most recently as a participant in the Home Again Consortium and the NSP.

Ways to make it better...

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

find a stable source of income to create more first time homeowners.

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

It's "can do" attitude and willingness to assist.

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

Glenn Hayes, Letty Plasencia, Yvette Jamarillo, Ken Mutter, Ron Rohrer

Ways to make it better...

We could have found more projects for collaboration.

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

finding homes affordable to their many prequalified buyers

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Collaborated in creating first time low income homeowners.

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