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Ignolopi

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Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It's important for children to learn to write. It's important to let them be creative. And it's important to let them understand they can accomplish something if they put the time into it, are self-motivated -- it helps to teach them responsibility. The Office of Letters and Light provides a fun community that really motivates young (and old) writers. In addition to all the good experiences the writers have during NaNoWriMo, it encourages and teaches new generations of authors. Whether they are creative writers of fiction we will use to take a break and dream, whether they grow to be different kinds of authors, we're cultivating important little flowers here. In addition, it's easy to donate to the Office of Letters and Light. Straightforward monetary donations or purchases in their shop, and you get a pretty halo to boot. They send a few emails asking for donations and that's just fine, I don't feel bombarded and I can tell they put their best into every message.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor

Review for WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION INC, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Wikipedia has changed my life. Rather, my life would be very different without convenient access at my fingertips. I use Wikipedia every day, to look up things from assignments in Astronomy courses to symphonic metal bands to the population of Stockholm to horse gaits. (I have great confidence in the accuracy of the information but it doesn't need to be 100% correct to be helpful.) And best of yet, it's free, it's available to everyone, thanks to the Wikimedia Foundation. I like donating to the Wikimedia Foundation because not only do I believe in what they're doing, but they work well with me: They don't send me junk mail. They send 1 or 2 emails (A YEAR) asking for donations and that's it. No fuss. Go Wikimedia!

Was your donation impactful?

Unsure

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Donor

Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've never been so motivated as when participating in Nanowrimo. You'd think it was something you could do on your own, but it's really hard when you're just working on your own. With the support of the Office of Letters and Light, so many people are able to gather that support, build motivation, and write 50,000 words.
Connecting with the community helps keep your spirit up. The motivational e-mails are a great help too, especially those written by an author I've heard of.
The variety of programs offered let anyone participate and feel like they've accomplished something (and really accomplish something!).
It's a great thing the Office of letters and Light has created here -- let give them a big hand!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

A relative told me of the Nanowrimo contest, and in learning more about that I discovered the Office of Letters and Light.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  General Member of the Public & Participated in Nanowrimo and wrote 50,000 words.