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Review for The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Harrisburg, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities has been very helpful to me in finding funding for my organization, Downtown Daily Bread. In what was formerly the Greater Harrisburg Foundation, Rosemary Brown and Janice Black were the first people I met who instructed me in the procedures and basic thinking of grantees. The Foundation was and continues to be a sounding board for my ideas involving a wide range of non-profit concerns and ideas.

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

all aspects of community life. The Foundation For Enhancing Communities is the backbone of the non-profit community. It is truly dedicated to making lives better in all of the communities they service.

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

I can't begin to know how to improve the Foundation, as I think it is managed very well.

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

getting to know the staff of the foundation, knowing I can talk with them informally, and knowing I can come to them when there is a need in my organization. If they cannot help us, they can refer us to others who may.

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

the best: professional, bright, and personable.

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

help more non-profits and allot larger grants to those who show need and longevity.

Ways to make it better...

they hadn't used the Donor Edge program. I thought the program was more complex than expected.

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

I might suggest that the Foundation do more to bring non-profits together in some way. However, I suspect they have more pressing issues to address.

Should this review be counted for a specific campaign?

Downtown Daily Bread

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Attended a meeting focused on grants.