My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Becky Lee Women's Support Fund, Washington, DC, USA
Becky's fund is to me personally the best thing I've ever been involved in for a variety of reasons. For one thing, Becky herself has been a very good friend to me for something like seven years now, and it's nice to put a face to an organization and know that the goals of that organization are being met and strived for.
It's also been quite an experience to see it grow from an idea into a full fledged non profit in such a short period of time. It's incredible to see that Becky's Fund is making an impact not just here in Washington DC, but throughout the US.
In addition, I like the way that Becky's Fund has matured in terms of the people involved in it. I think that having the board members it has now makes the organization significantly more credible. And that's not to say that it wasn't credible before...it certainly was. But now even more so.
In terms of my personal experiences, I must say that something I absolutely love about Becky's Fund is that I'm always having fun when I'm helping out. Yes, some events can be stressful, but that's just the nature of the event; you want it to do well and you want it to be well received. It's no different than being in school and giving presentation or putting your artwork out in the public eye: you want it to be well received and you want it to mean something.
Now to the left of the window I'm writing in now, it gives some tips...and one of them is to give specific examples. Well, right off the bat there's the Gold Cup races that Becky's Fund had tents at and the Walk This Way events in the last two years. In addition, all the community outreach work that Becky's Fund is involved in....various galas in the the DC area that Becky's Fund participates in, and of course the event with the Nationals.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
I met a great number of people that I actually enjoy seeing at other events.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
I'm no the kind of person who gets emotional and says things like, "Oh my God, this was so rewarding, I feel like a new man." It just seemed like the right thing to do...it's no different than helping an old woman cross the street or picking something up that someone unknowingly dropped.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?