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Robert Thompson

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Review for United Way Bay Area, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a contributor and volunteer for UWBA for almost two decades; a board member for four years. I have been witness to an increased focus, remarkable transparency, and what I consider world-class management. The leadership team that is in place is exceptional. The decisions made are focused on the Bay Area community, and there is a laser-like focus on alleviating poverty. There are few other NGO institutions that are as broadly trusted and have the capacity to provide the "backbone" needed to bring the appropriate services to bear to achieve their "audacious goal". These attributes are not costless; to understand and appreciate the NEED to spend appropriately on overhead, I recommend the following, excellently presented article: Tom Tierney interview:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203611404577046171703664012.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet_bot
Charity Navigator does an exceptional job of providing a broad brush look at charities; some, like the UWBA, require a deeper look to truly understand their value and critical community focus and need.

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

seeing up close how it impacts the lives of those who need the help most!

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

figure out how to get their message out to a broader audience.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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

Alleviate poverty in the Bay Area!

Role:  Board Member & Contributed and volunteered.