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Bill Blessing

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Review for The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I continue to be inspired by the work of this global leader in protecting biodiversity hot spots based on scientific analysis and innovative easement and other land acquisition tools. They are poised for even greater impact through the focus of new CEO Mark Tercek on cooperating with progressive businesses to protect "Nature's Bounty" of resources critical to their operations, with the collateral benefit of preserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. They are efficiently managed, partner well with other organizations, and focus on nonconfrontational solutions for difficult environmental challenges.

Role:  Board Member

Review for Bridging The Gap Inc, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Metro Kansas City has benefited from the many sustainability programs of Bridging the Gap for over 20 years. From managing recycling for KCMO to planting desirable trees or removing undesirable ones from wildlands, members are willing to get their hands dirty. They also provide environmental education to students, adults and businesses through several affiliates such as the Environmental Excellence in Business Network which supports Byproduct Synergy collaboration.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


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

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer

Review for Blue Valley Educational Foundation, Overland Park, KS, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Blue Valley Educational Foundation helps fund excellent quality programs for Johnson County K-12 students since screwy Kansas tax laws constrain community support. It is inspiring to hear of all the great and diverse things the district's students and teachers are doing. The current largest gift is to the Center for Advanced Professional Studies which lets qualified juniors and seniors work with practicing engineers, life scientists, and business/media executives on real world projects.

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

Hearing the enthusiastic gratitutde of students and teachers who have received funding for innovative projects that might not otherwise be possible. Blue Valley is lucky to be developing such talent for our future work force and citizens.

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

The organization could be better known and understood.

Role:  Donor & Donor.

Review for Kansas City Repertory Theatre Inc, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Consistently excellent, adventurous theatre on stages at UMKC and downtown. Artistic Director Eric Rosen has selected a wide variety of plays from large musicals to one man dramas, including three world premieres this season. National recognition has increased, educational programs are expanding, and audiences are diversifying.

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

great theatre that transports the audience to differnet worlds. Sometimes that means drama stirring deep contemplation and other times comedy that relieves life's tensions with laughter.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & Support strategic and financial planning.