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Paul Sundmark

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Review for Charity Navigator, Glen Rock, NJ, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

Your reviews are no longer accurate. There is an electronic blockade of accepting reviews from charity donors and current reviews cannot be given. With many more charities depending on corporate funding to stay afloat, their priorities are shifting. Donors who know the truth are pulling back and supporting groups with more integrity. They want to warn and direct potential donors about the truth of some of the charities, but the reviews are not being posted. I know a number of people who have gotten frustrated and quit trying after 30 minutes, several attempts, failing to reach you, etc.

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

A little

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Somewhat badly

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Role:  Client Served

Dear Paul Sundmark, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your concerns with the functionality of the GreatNonprofits’ write a review tool on our site. We are very sorry that you didn’t have a completely user-friendly experience when attempting to write a review. Please understand that another organization, GreatNonprofits, runs the review tool which appears on many different websites, one of them being Charity Navigator. And, you should know that the review data does not have any impact on our star ratings. We simply provide the reviews for interested donors who want to read about other people’s experiences with different charities. We have recently become aware that a few individuals, such as you, have had problems publishing their reviews. You should know that there is nothing sinister going on here- no one is trying to block anyone’s feedback! In fact, the opposite is true. We do everything we can to encourage all different types of stakeholders to contribute their feedback. Since becoming aware of the log in problems, we have consulted with GreatNonprofits’ technology folks. I’m pleased to tell you that we’ve found a resolution to the problem. Both teams are working diligently and we expect to have a fix in place within a few days. Again, we do apologize for the inconvenience and I hope you will continue to use Charity Navigator’s free site to make informed giving choices. Sincerely, Charity Navigator Staff


Review for Natural Resources Defense Council Inc, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

We no longer donate. NRDC clearly bows to industry instead of the environment. It repeats talking points about technology saving us from ourselves instead of defending natural resources like basic requirements for life. NRDC now speaks out for the forced installation of smart meters and the smart grid, which represent a contamination of our "wireless commons", the space around us. Smart meters have created terrible suffering and will continue to do so. If NRDC gets its way there will be no escape anywhere from the invisible unwanted microwave penetration of our homes and communities.

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Role:  Donor

Review for Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

(Below is an excerpt of a 3-page letter being mailed to EDF.)

It’s laundry day in America and nothing seems to escape the greenwash. The funding for the grid enterprise amounts to serious money and extends to universities, foundations and other institutions of public trust. Environmental organizations, it seems, are not immune from enticements. It is a very sorry day for me to witness noble missions dedicated to protecting life on this planet be thwarted by falling to the allure of grant money and the invitations to sit at the table of power. It is a story told too often, this fall from grace. I cannot continue to support your organization or the others who have yielded their skepticism and good sense to the “science” of public relations and feel-good policy.

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

their work to protect habitat and ecosystems.

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

I would be vigilant as to my own motives and keep in mind my true purpose.

Role:  Donor & Made financial contributions.