I have been involved with many charities and am currently on the boards of four, including this one. StandWithUs has grown rapidly because its mission resonates with so many people. I particularly like their ability to mobilize and act swiftly. There is no bureaucracy here!
As a Christian student, Stand With Us has been such a valuable resource for me in bridging a gap that has been separated by time and misconception between Jews and Christians over a long period of time. They have provided support in teaching my peers facts and truths that lie within the nation of Israel, which hold the roots of our faith .
As a student on campus fighting misconceptions and misinformation related to Israel, I have found this organization extremely supportive of my initiatives and attentive to my needs. It has offered me informational materials, helpful and well-informed staff and access to a trans-national network of students and individuals facing similar challenges as myself. Always available to help and remarkably encouraging, StandWithUs truly exemplifies the commitment and dedication which every non-profit organization should strive to possess.
Standwithus has created fantastic material that my student group was able to use on campus to combat misinformation about the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Lies and hate are toxic to a university atmosphere that seeks rigorous academic discourse. Misframing the conflict in the Middle East polarizes a campus and creates an atmosphere of intimidation and harassment. Standwithus consistently provides my student group, Israel On Campus at McMaster University, the resources and support to be able to defend Israel at our university.
Best entrepaneurial management. Can do attitude and quick non-bureauocratic decisions. Tackles challenges no one ready to effectivly confront with the Urgent Response Never Again Fund. Challege: Durban II, Response: a line of students with duck taped mouths with professional poster signs " The UN IS SILENT..Dafur, or Gay bashing, or womens rights in muslim lands" marching to the Geneva Palace of Nations,capturing international media attention. Of the 25 organizations we support, Stand With Us has the best bang for the Buck
This organization provides the best educational materials on pro-Israel advocacy that I have ever seen. They respond immediately to all issues and concerns on the campus and in the community whenever anti-Israel propaganda is being spread. They have grown from a small grass-roots effort to an international presence in a few short years. They work well with other organizations and often form coalitions. You get great "bang for your buck" when you contribute to StandWithUs.
I have worked with SWU us on a number of projects to educate college students about Israel and to give suppport to students who have had discriminatory or anti-Semetic experiences. SWU is the most conscientious organization I have ever worked with. Their educational materials are extremely accurate, clear and engaging. Their personnel, at every level of the organization, are thoroughly professional and caring. They treat every dollar received with with great care to attain real results. I only wish they had the funding to grow faster because the services they provide on campuses around the world are so badly needed.
This organization epitomizes the value of grassroots advocacy. You will not find an organization that empowers and supports its stakeholders better than StandWithUs. I've seen the SWU staff in action, working with college students to take a more proactive role in defending Israel on campus. It takes tremendous gumption for these kids to actually stand up for their beliefs, many of which are under constant attack from extremists. StandWithUs gives all students the tools they need to support the merits of democracy, freedom of speech, women's rights, freedom of the press, free markets and entrepreneurship in Israel and throughout the world.
I attended the Israel in Focus conference last year in LA hosted by StandWithUs. At this conference, the organization provided speakers, presentations, and group activities that enhanced our knowledge of Israel and the conflicts in the Middle East. I was able to learn the facts and the history about Israel at the conference. I then was able to take this information and spread it to my college campus.