My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Room To Read, San Francisco, CA, USA
My involvement with Room to Read started in 2009, after a friend gifted me the book 'Leaving Microsoft to Change the World'. From the get go my involvement with the Sydney Chapter of Room to Read was very rewarding and inspiring. All of the people whom volunteer their time are intelligent, exceptional leaders and it was very satisfying to work alongside and collaborate with these volunteers.
I am particularly drawn to the work that Room to Read does, as I truly believe that it is education that can change the world. Education is the basis for the reduction of poverty, violence, trafficking, disease, political unrest and other ailments that plague the less developed parts of the world.
The 'open book' business style that Room to Read operates in is comforting from a donor point of view. We have the ability to physically see the change that our donations make. Room to Read also does what many charities do not by quantifying and publishing their goals and metrics allowing donors to clearly see and decide for themselves the effectiveness of their donations.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Help discourage the double standard that exists between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors when it comes to marketing and administration. Room to Read should use a larger portion of their donations to help increase the likelihood of more donations through paid marketing and administration.
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