My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), Raleigh, NC, USA
I interned with Stop Hunger Now for several months. My focus was primarily on marketing and development -- researching grant opportunities, increasing brand awareness, growing their social media presence and engagement rate, etc.
Stop Hunger Now works toward such an amazing mission and it's backed by an inspiring staff to boot. I've working, interned and volunteered for many non-profits of various sizes in a wide-range of field, but I've never worked with a group of employees so collectively passionate and personally committed to the cause and movement they work for. Stop Hunger Now is not merely a 9-5 commitment where employees take off their "working hat" when the working day is done. With such full-time advocates on board, you know the work they are doing is not only worthwhile, but meaningful and impactful -- otherwise why would individuals fight so hard for it even in their unpaid, spare time and everyday life?
Needless to say, what Stop Hunger Now has accomplished is amazing. Harnessing the power of local volunteers using locally sourced items (and thus being able to raise awareness of hunger issues and an army of supporters here in the US by doing so), SHN is able to feed millions in developing countries in need of sustenance and nutrition. I could go on and on about their feats, but I'll wrap it up by saying the work and vision being completed by SHN is necessary and they've filled the void for an answer to hunger in a big way. I'm proud to support them and their cause.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Diversify activities and ways people can get involved beyond meal packaging events.
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