My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for International Justice Mission, Washington, DC, USA
The biggest drawback to IJM is that they don't provide long term care or holistic recovery to any of the survivors of trafficking that they rescue. All clients are rerouted to other NGOs to for the long term aftercare process even though IJM gets to report their stories. They do not operate any shelters or care facilities. With that said, they do great work and are great people! I admire their drive and willingness to serve the least of these.
I agree that the salaries are very high according to Charity Navigator. $357,867 for the Field Office Director in Kenya seems too high - especially given that cost of living is cheaper in Kenya. Non-profit workers are often underpaid (I know, I work at a non-profit), but IJM seems to overpay. They should reconsider what simplerer staff salaries could do for their clients, programs, and the least of these. Having a salary lower than your peers is part of the sacrifice required in the NGO sector. The average lawyer earns $130,888 so it would appear that the salaries listed by Charity Navigator are making more than lawyers in the for-profit industry.
Very professional organization and bringing about good things for developing countries and their governments.
Review for Love146, New Haven, CT, USA
Love146 is an incredible organization doing some of the toughest work in regards to child trafficking. While IJM and other NGOs rescue young children out of sex trafficking, they bring the survivors to Love146 for long-term, holistic care that they themselves don't provide. Love146 is fighting the hardest battles on the forefront by implementing survivor care and prevention education programs. Few organizations, government agencies, or individuals take the time to fund or care about preventing trafficking and abuse from happening; Love146 does. If you are at all passionate about the issue, I would support Love146. They have offices in several countries and are growing to serve more and more children every day. I'm happy to support them as a donor and friend.