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rosemary-costello

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Review for Massachusetts Service Alliance Inc, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization serves as a grantor/manager for a number of service grants such as Americorps, and the state-wide Commonwealth Corps grants. They use volunteers to review the initial grant applications from the nonprofits that seek the funding. It also has a small staff of highly qualified, dedicated people who manage and track the grant through the award process.

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

reviewing the grants and gaining insight into what organizations across the state are doing.

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

Diverse group--all ages and backgrounds.

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

Create a new grant or bolster a program that is being slashed at the state level.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & reviewed Americorps and Mentoring grant applications.
 

Review for Creative Action Institute, Ipswich, MA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I have volunteered with ArtCorps, helping edit some of their written materials used for training and marketing. This organization does a huge amount with very little! It has a tiny staff and yet is able to mobilize artists to assist in latin american community development projects. It seems like it is poised for growth internally and in turn, will be able to grow its effectiveness in the field.

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

Do incredible things!! Many more artists could be trained and sent to the field. More staff could focus on training and mobilizing these artists. More supplies could be provided to the NGOs doing the work in the field.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Editing, writing.