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Review for West Valley Community Services, Cupertino, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

West Valley Community Services really delivers! They operate a top-notch organization that really steps up to help those most in need of food and other safety net services. In this era when so many people in our community have fallen on hard times, WVCS offers a dignified and effective way for people to get the support they need. If you've been wondering what you can do to help people in need - this is a sure-fire way to make a difference. Please join me in support of WVCS.

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Foundation Center, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I don't know how I could have gotten my start as a fundraising professional without the Foundation Center. The resource library and training sessions in San Francisco provided me with the tools and information I needed to successfully approach foundation funders. Whether you're new to fundraising or a seasoned professional, the Foundation Center is always there to provide quality information and friendly service. I could not do my job without it.

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

providing the quality information I need to develop competitive grant proposals to foundations.

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

be open late more evenings of the week to meet the needs of grassroots folks who run programs by day and seek funding by night.

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

Quality information and friendly service.

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

helpful and knowledgeable.

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

help thousands of people and nonprofit organizations to get the funding they need to achieve their diverse missions.

Ways to make it better...

the library were open later more evenings.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

limitations regarding space and hours of operation.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the leadership at the Foundation Center is top notch! Janet Camarena knows how to run a smart and efficient organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Client Served & Research.