My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Western Neuropathy Association, Auburn, CA, USA
This organization started with one support group in 1998 and today has 37 active groups and 15 where we have members and have held meetings but leadership has not been found to have an active group of people meeting.
Recently, we have changed our corporate name to The Pacific Chapter of The Neuropathy Association. This means we can go beyond Northern California and establish support groups in Southern California where there are four groups currently. We have a group in Reno-Sparks but will be free to develop groups in other areas as well. Oregon is also going to join with us.
The need is great. We estimate that approximately 3 million people in California have some form of neuropathy. The chief problem that impedes growth is finding people willing and able to lead a group. We recommend a team of at least two or three to serve as leaders.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The neuropathy I have is by heredity. I could have been diagnosed in early childhood but was not. Now, that I have learned so much about neuropathy, I can look back and understand why I couldn't do some things others could. I reatly value the help this organization has given me and many others.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find people willing to be leaders, give them training, and support them in many ways as their group develops.