My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Walden Woods Project, Lincoln, MA, USA
What a special place The Walden Woods Project is! They have dedicated themselves to preserving the land, the literature and the legacy of Henry David Thoreau and the incredibly impact of the Transcendentalist movement. The breadth of information and experience available there is amazing. Everything from reference material, to classes, to a world class library and the lovingly tended land offers the visitor or the scholar an incredible experience.
Our publication, Discover Concord, recently profiled the amazing experience of Kara, a sight impaired visitor who is passionate about the life works of Henry David Thoreau. Jeff Cramer at the Walden Woods Project helped to bring Kara's experience to life by arranged for a private viewing of Thoreau artifacts and even allowed for Kara to delicately handle several items. What an amazing experience for this very lucky visitor!
I would strongly recommend the Walden Woods Project - what a gem of a resource for visitors, families, and scholars alike!
Review for Durga Tree International, Inc, Sparta, NJ, USA
I first heard about Durga Tree International shortly after they started their important work in India. Working with survivors of sex trafficking, DTI saw past the immediate need of food and shelter and crafted a motivational and inspiring program to give this incredibly young women real skills to thrive in the world. That was a creative, and much needed development in helping to end the cycle of slavery (many people will re-traffic themselves if they can't earn a living wage elsewhere!).
I was impressed with the seriousness of their work, and the deeply felt sense of personal responsibility I encountered with the team who founded the effort. I joined their international advisory board and got to know their work more deeply - every new layer revealed a thoughtful, caring, and serious approach to tackling the daunting challenge of ending modern slavery.
Today, I work with the New England Chapter of this outstanding group. I feel confident, knowing that my donations of time and money are well spent and leveraged fully to make an important difference in the world!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Ramp up their fund raising efforts. They are laser focused on delivering outstanding service, but they need more help attracting and retaining high quality donors to keep their programs moving forward to keep up with the demand for their unique skills and help.