My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA
I've served as a board member for more than a year, and I'm continually amazed by the creativity, professionalism and dedication of this organization. Board decisions are discussed thoroughly and made with diligence and care. And yet, the organization has managed to maintain its irreverent spirit (example: board decisions are made while wearing viking helmets). Events like the Night of Writing Dangerously put a twist on the normally solitary pursuit of writing, helping people get excited about their own work and the organization itself. OLL serves as a huge source of inspiration -- and fun -- for thousands of writers and students, and it's a thrill to be a part of that.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I've seen it attract thousands more writers over the past year. It's inspired young people to try writing and helped convince adults that they can take a crack at a novel or screenplay.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
The key going forward will be keeping participants engaged and maintaining personal connections while the program grows.