My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for National Audubon Society, Inc., New York, NY, USA
I recently joined the National Audubon Society for the first time. I support their mission and consider them a worthwhile organization to support. However, upon becoming a member I have been inundated, literally inundated, with solicitations from other environmental groups with which I have no history. I recycle but the amount of paper coming in as a result of my joining Audubon is truly sad. It is clear to me that they have shared my contact information with no fewer than 6 organizations from which I've heard this month alone. A call to the membership department confirms that this is Audubon's regular practice. If prospective members are warned that this will be the result of their joining, I believe it is in the fine print and easily overlooked. I would certainly have opted out had I realized, or else declined to join. It is an unfortunate practice and detracts from Audubon's good name and reputation.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I am a new member with little experience with the organization yet but a long-held respect for their mission.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Increase transparency and ethical practice by alerting members clearly that their contact information will be shared with a significant number of other agencies for solicitation, or simply discontinue this practice.