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Review for Institute For Shipboard Education, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

The goal of shipboard education is great. I do not have first hand experience with the current management, but they seem to work hard on the ever present financial challenge of running an expensive and extensive program.

When I was an on board undergraduate student in 1967, the experience was outstanding and opened new possibilities for me. For that experience I'd rate it Five Stars. My current medium rating is only because I don't have recent experience other than as a donor and recipient of its newsletters.

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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Review for The Bozeman Area Community Foundation, Bozeman, MT, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

The Bozeman Area Community Foundation is evolving into a larger role of assisting non profits in the area by facilitating connections and cooperation among non profit organizations, as well as its traditional role of managing endowment funds established by either non profits themselves or by individual donors.

It was originally founded in 1998 as the Planned Giving Foundation of Montana with an emphasis on technical estate planning for individuals who wished to leave money for local charitable purposes. As the mission expanded into typical community foundation services, the board changed the name to better indicate the structure.

In 2013 the "BACF" entered a new phase as it hired its first foundation manager. New board members and the new manager are giving a fresh look to the organization via a revamped web site and it is becoming more connected to the community.

I'm pleased with the changes and the progress being made.

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

I'll let others make the changes! I created the Foundation and served as its president for years, but have retired from being a board member or officer. My only connection now is as its financial adviser and as a donor.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

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

A lot

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