My Nonprofit Reviews

jfiedler - charity reviews, charity ratings, best charities, best nonprofits, search nonprofits

jfiedler

482 profile views
3 reviews

Review for Ocean State Theatre Company Inc, Warwick, RI, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This non-profit has been deceiving donors about their relationship with the owner of the property known as Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck, RI. Based on the sharp decline in their donations recently it is clear that donors are finally realizing that their support of the organization known as OSTC (Ocean State Theatre Company) is not what they thought. Donors are interested in supporting the building AND the current producer at the Theatre by the Sea, Bill Hanney.

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Ocean State Theatre Company Inc, Warwick, RI, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This organization is not disclosing their relationship with the owner of the property known as "Theatre by the Sea" to their donors. Donors think they are supporting the continuance of this theatre institution and grounds but in reality they are supporting a producing team that has a short term lease with the property owner. Not one dollar of these donations can ensure the continuation of this theatre because the non-profit known as "Ocean State Theatre Company" does NOT own the building or grounds that people have known over the years as Theatre by the Sea.

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

Working as an employee, making contributions, attending productions over the last 30+ years

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

Remove the paid staff from the board and hold them accountable to a board that would review their performance.

Role:  General Member of the Public & I worked for the current organization and for a former producer of Theatre by the Sea.
 

Review for Ocean State Theatre Company Inc, Warwick, RI, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

This non-profit has some problems with it's organization. The two most senior paid staff are serving as President and Vice President of the Board. They voted to increase their our salaries dispite the fact that the organization took in less money in the previous year.

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

I worked for the organization as their first Director of Development

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

Reorganize the Board

Role:  Donor & I worked for the organization and was a donor.