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Flying Kites
June 10, 2009

Flying Kites is a fabulous organization run by some seriously dedicated people. They've pulled together resources from all over to provide for these kids, and their future plans are even more impressive. If they manage to pull off everything they're aiming for, they'll be unstoppable. It remains to be seen whether and where the funding will come from!

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

Taking care of incredible kids, housing, feeding, and schooling them when they had nowhere to go.

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

intensely motivated and dedicated to their work

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

Further develop the pilot site in Kenya and expand the model of exemplary care into other developing countries.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Intern.

GREENPEACE INC
June 10, 2009

Greenpeace works incredibly hard and gets RESULTS. They train their staff better than any organization I've seen - coming out of that training I was and am ready to take on any activist pitch, get up on any stage, talk about causes for hours. The administrators are super dedicated. I think the hardest thing is just the stress of pounding the pavement every day wears people out. There isn't really a good way to retain talented people in positions that are more long term.

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

Recruiting and maintaining donors off the streets, sending 75 cents on every dollar right back out to campaigns, making people see the immediacy of these issues. AND they're completely independent, no corporate money, every cent comes from individuals.

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

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

Incredible boss, inspiring work, and if you can tough it out, the training to take you absolutely anywhere in the nonprofit world

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

Mostly really dedicated and motivated individuals with a few pot smoking bums thrown in.

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

Focus on transitioning it's best staff into more long term positions

Ways to make it better...

There had been an option for occasional office work or just a break from the grueling pace of canvassing.

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

Keeping an open dialogue with the public about what Greenpeace really is and does, that they are completely nonviolent and push hard on fairly mainstream issues rather than being as radical as they are perceived to be.

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

Next time you walk by a canvasser, give them a minute or two.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Recruited members for Greenpeace.