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Review for Lambda Legal Defense And Education Fund Inc, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have found that Lambda Legal is very effective in deploying resources wisely to achieve the maximum impact possible. Lambda Legal puts its resources into its mission (no fancy offices) and has staff that are tremendously dedicated. The staff and board work well together and there is a large group of volunteers nationally that help the organization generate funds and conduct impact litigation. Lambda Legal is a well-run nonprofit and I'm happy to donate to it, knowing it will put my donations to good work.

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

meeting people whose families have been helped through Lambda Legal's work.

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

repaint their offices, which are so modest and inexpensive that they could use some brightening up.

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

seeing how dedicated, hardworking and passionate about the organization's mission Lambda Legal's staff and volunteers are.

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

enthusiastic, diligent and proud to be involved with Lambda Legal.

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

help improve the lives of more people who face discrimination, job loss, violence and even death just because of who they are. Equality is a priceless treasure, but achieving equality takes a lot of time and money!

Ways to make it better...

I had learned about Lambda Legal sooner and been able to support it earlier.

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

that there are so many cases of discrimination and mistreatment of GLBTQ people and those with HIV or AIDS that Lambda Legal can only take on a small proportion of them, focusing strategically on those where they can have the greatest impact.

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

The executive director of Lambda Legal, Kevin Cathcart, is a wonderful guy who is an amazing combination of scarily smart, highly personable, even-tempered, strategic, optimistic and realistic. It's great to have such an effective person in charge.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I helped Lambda Legal produce high quality financial statements that show how efficiently Lambda Legal uses donors' gifts to achieve a great impact for the people it serves.