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Review for The Good People Fund, Millburn, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Good People Fund is one of the finest examples of a truly great nonprofit that I’ve seen in my 20+ years in the nonprofit sector. In a world that can be very competitive, particularly as nonprofits struggle for funding in tough economic times, here is a nonprofit whose very premise is to support the good works of people and organizations out to make a difference. I learned this firsthand as the founder of Home Front Hearts, a fledgling nonprofit of my own. The Good People Fund reached out to me after HFH was mentioned in The Jewish Week. If that first conversation had ended with nothing more than acknowledgement of my efforts, it would have been a tremendous boost. Here was my first validation from the “outside world” that what I was doing really mattered. But that conversation was just the first of many. I lovingly call The Good People Fund my fairy godmother. They discussed with me the immediate needs of my organization and then, as if by magic, those needs were met. As if that weren’t enough, in the process I found a mentor and cheerleader wrapped into one in Naomi Eisenberger, the angel behind The Good People Fund. Every time I stumble, every time my faith waivers or my efforts seem for naught or the obstacles feel overwhelming I can rely on Naomi and The Good People Fund to remind me about the bottom line – the folks whose lives I’m hoping to improve. I started off on this quest trying to serve others and found The Good People Fund there to advocate for and support me. I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful gift!

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

support for the nonprofit I founded. The Good People Fund is the best possible example of the kind of nonprofit I hope to become.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the personal touch and feeling that my own efforts matter to them!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

refreshingly forthright and nurturing at the same time.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

support so many others who engage in life-changing, world-changing endeavors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & mentoring and financial support for my nonprofit.