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Foundation for Sustainable Development
April 9, 2009

By partnering with locals in the areas they service to find out what the high priority needs are FSD affects environmental practices in the most sustainable way - the way people will actually use. Other methods and groups mught be more sustainable per project by partnering and knowing what works on the ground and in the field means FSD projects have a better chance of uptake by local populations. Something can be 100% green and 100% sustainable in theory but 0% in practice if no one adopts it or uses it. FSD should be winning this award for using methods that work in the field.

The Great!

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

their promotional materials and it is astounding.

Ways to make it better...

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

expand to other countries in South and Latin America as I love that part of the world. Purely selfish.

More feedback

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

the deep level of dedication their entire team has and the work they do hand in hand with the communities they service.

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

friendly, smart and engaging.

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

reach out to many more deserving areas.

Ways to make it better...

I had the time to participate too, its that good.

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

time, money and other resources.

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

they are working on improving their technology and organization so that they can be more efficient in the future.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I work at Samasource.org, a NFP that finds jobs to alleviate global poverty. We have engaged with FSD at several panels, meetings and other professional venues.