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Review for ORAM Organization for Refuge Asylum & Migration, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Amazing mission of assisting glbt people but the executive director grungas sabotages the organisation. I was an intern here and was truly truly inspired by some of the staff and volunteers, but the mismangements really hurt the organisation. Projects and publications are not planned, all deadlines are missed, and too much time is spent compensating for the bad decisions and awful judgement of the executive director. During my summer, he spent most of it jetsetting for no seeming reason or accountability. Completely out of touch but for the brief moments he is in San francisco and not in Israel or Europe, he is harrassing the staff and volunteers and interns to makeup for all the work he fails to do. I was so so frustrated with him even as an intern, so I can so understand why the staff turnover is as high as it is. Mr. Grungas is so paranoid about competition organisations that he rather not help GLBT people in need of help so that no one can help them.

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

urging the board to replace Mr. Grungas as executive director. He had a good vision as founder but he does not care about the organisation or its mission anymore.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A little

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Role:  Volunteer
accountreg (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We are genuinely sorry to hear that the reviewer did not have a good internship with us. It is true that our ED travels widely, speaking at conferences, giving trainings, and advocating with the United Nations in Geneva and elsewhere. Like many small nonprofits, the atmosphere can be busy, and we realize that this is not for everyone. We sincerely hope the author finds a more rewarding internship elsewhere.