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INTERNATIONAL SNOW LEOPARD TRUST
August 7, 2011

I love the Snow Leopard Trust. They are effectively working to save endangered snow leopards. They work well with other organizations with similar goals instead of making things about them. They really care about the people and communities who share territory with snow leopards and are working to improve education, offer microloans and education to start new industries and they sell crafts made by the people in the program. They are making life better for snow leopards and people.

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

I've called and written the Snow Leopard Trust several times. Each time I've been treated kindly, personally, and like a valued member of the team. I've even communicated with management about various ideas and programs.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find ways to utilize the services of volunteers more. We want to do more than just give money.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Saving snow leopards and helping people.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Support them!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Donor & Donor.

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Cheetah Conservation Fund
August 7, 2011

I honestly don't understand the low rating. CCF is doing more to save the severely endangered cheetah than any other organization. They seem to care about the people in the cheetah's ecosystem as well as the cheetahs which is important to me.

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

I've learned much more about cheetahs, have seen the results of CCF's work with local communities to prevent the killing of cheetahs, and research on returning cheetahs to the wild.

Ways to make it better...

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

Improve communication with donors, find ways to involve them through more local events and at home volunteer opportunities. Sell more reasonably priced merchandise to raise funds.

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Was your donation impactful?

Likely

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

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I love cheetahs and don't want to see them become extinct.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Donor & Donor.

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RedRover
August 7, 2011

My newly adopted cat needed to have his teeth removed and we couldn't afford to do it. He was in a lot of pain, and couldn't eat. We applied for a UAN grant and received one promptly which helped with our vet expenses. I have also donated to this charity on occasion, and receive their informative news magazine.

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

They helped save my cat's life!

Ways to make it better...

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

The new name is AWFUL! It doesn't tell me what the organization is, what it does, and it sounds like it's maybe only for dogs. It would be hard to imagine a worse change in name.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Don't remember.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Applied for a grant.

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Best Friends Animal Society
August 7, 2011

I've worked with this charity for many years as a volunteer. I've visited the Sanctuary many times and the care the animals receive is far beyond anything available anywhere else. I volunteer on the Animal Help Line, and received very good training and resources, and have always been treated with friendship and kindness. I

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

I've seen hundreds of animals receive the best veterinary care available, and treated with the utmost care and compassion. I've seen tremendous growth in the "no-kill" approach to animal shelters. I've seen, first hand, that no animal is beyond hope or un-adoptable.

Ways to make it better...

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

The organization seems to be a bit chaotic and at times dysfunctional. I'd like to see the employees treat themselves with the same care they treat the animals. I'd like to see them allow more people to work and/or volunteer from remote locations since Best Friends is quite isolated, and many jobs don't need to be done onsite. Volunteers should be welcomed a bit better and given more specific tasks to do.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Give me something more challenging to do that really utilizes my skills. While I love playing with the cats, I would at times like something more challenging to do.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes. I learned a lot more about cat care and am better able to care for my own cats and the strays I rescue.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Great! I'm actually planning to move down near the Sanctuary so I can spend more time there.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Volunteer both onsite (cat world) and from home helping people with animal-related problems.

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