Seacology does an excellent job in bringing positive change to island communities around the world. They identify the needs of the communities and, together with them, develop win-win projects that improve their standard of living while protecting their surrounding environment. The low sclae nature of the projects and Secology's continuous involvement ensure a high rate of success. I have had the opportunity to personally witness the positive impact they have had on local communities in Africa. Seacology's team is passionate about what they do and, above all, extremely professional.
Seacology is a small organization that has successfully maximized its impact by remaining narrowly focused on community-based projects to encourage island conservation. I helped co-found the UK affiliate of Seacology because I believe in its mission, the integrity of the organization, and their bottom-up approach to island environmental protection.
This is a wonderful organization with two basic premises: saving vanishing lands and waters and developing win-win solutions with indigenous people who live on islands throughout the world. We're pleased to be able to support this organization for these reasons and also because a very high percentage of the money they raise goes to the programs. The combination of a very lean staff and a committed board of directors results in programs and successes far greater than their footprint!
Seacology has the model that works for global development. Preserving islands one at a time and engaging local villages in a meaningful and appropriate way makes all the difference. Having seen this first hand, I'm impressed with the relationships along with the preservation efforts in some of the most beautiful locales imaginable. Critical,sustainable work with the right no-frills approach...there is no way not to be impressed!
Unfortunately many efforts to help nonprofits build infrastructure or innovation are often like pouring money down a black hole, with little indications of having a positive impact. Our experience with Seacology was refreshingly different. A seed grant was put to work and over many years past the initial grant, we received data showing a dramatically large increase in supporters for Seacology. The initial amount of money was quickly recouped and the growing stream of donations will help Seacology continue its impressive growth and influence. The seed has turned into a healthy tree of new support. The Seacology staff and a dedicated group of supporters are bright and innovative. They share a common goal of helping & rewarding local villages to protect Underwater Sea Life, Coral Reefs and Virgin Rainforests on islands around the World.
Amazing to find a nonprofit, where the all the administrative fees are covered by the board members and 100% of every dollar donated goes to a project to preserve island habitits for our children to experience. Please, show me a better example of an effective charity then this!!!