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Mary D

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Review for Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County Inc, Oregon City, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have served as a part time Fund Development Consultant for Senior Citizens Council for the last 4 years. In my 30 years in this profession, I have worked with many non-profits and have interacted with many types of Board and Staff. I’ve seen the good, bad and those I want to forget.

Senior Citizens Council’s staff and board members are one of the best non-profits for which I have worked, both in their mission of service, dedication of staff and board, as well as commitment to improve and grow. They continue to impress me with their strong dedication to and support of their mission, services and their clients. In the last couple of years, we have been able to upgrade the profile of the Board, adding members who can outreach and spread the word about Senior Council to the community.

In the process of preparing their direct mail appeal letters, I have talked with several of Senior Citizen clients or their family members. Their gratitude and praise of Senior Citizens Council services is unbounded, and they are truly appreciative of the services received. As the Sister of one client said, “My Brother would have been out on the street and probably dead long ago if it wasn’t for Senior Council’s care and help with his finances and living arrangements.

I encourage anyone seeking a very worthwhile “Investment” of your donated funds or other types of help, I ask you to seriously consider Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County. Your “Investment” will literally save and change lives, each and every day!

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

I have not personally experienced the results of Senior Council services, but have talked with their clients or their relatives about the value of their work.

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

Our challenge is to Identify, Involve and Ask a greater number of individuals, businesses, etc. to Invest in the mission and services of Senior Citizens Council.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I was asked to conduct a "Fund Development Audit" of the organization, and then was retained for professional services

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Increase its profile in the community, and add new potential donors to our mailing list and event invitation list.

What is its top priority in the long run?

In the terms of Fund Development, secure the funding needed to hire a full time Development Director to continue the Identification, Involvement and Investment. This will help to take the organization to a new level to provide services to the many who are currently not served due to budget constraints.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Advisor & Provided Fund Develpment Services to increase their mailing list, donations and events.