My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Feed The Children, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK, USA
I just briefly worked with Feed The Children. They have been so accommodating and helpful with my requests for many time accommodation. I have worked with children in the state of Oklahoma. Through Feed The Children, schools were furnished school suppies, snacks, gifts and many other items. Feed The Children made all of the projects I worked on very successful and spiritually inspirational.
Review for Save a Child's Heart, Potomac, MD, USA
This is an amazing organization that does so much good. They have low overhead, are very transparent and are dedicated to their mission. I have nothing but respect for the Save a Childs Heart Foundation and hope they ill grow exponentially in the future.
Review for MISSION DOCTORS ASSOCIATION, Los Angeles, CA, USA
After having interviewed the CEO of this organization to serve, I learned that the Mission Doctors association is more of a "private club" of physicians and donors. The organization, while performing worthwhile services, just doesn't function as a typical not for profit medical services charity.
Politics is a part of this organization. While it is not outwardly stated, it appeared that my conservative views were not looked upon kindly by their CEO. This was the beginning of my review of the organization, its practices, management, etc. My feeling is that if you do not mirror the political views of the organizations leadership, your service to the Mission Doctors may not be well received.
As mentioned earlier in this review, the management and board of directors is compromised of related family members (whether paid or unpaid). While I must presume that all of those involved in this organization do have the best interests of it at heart, it is not healthy to have related spouses, sons/daughters, etc. serving alongside and possibly reporting to each other. It doesn't allow for a practical review of the organization and its mission, etc.
As a son of a non-profit CEO I was always taught as a leader in Christ, you are called to sacrifice, not serve your own best interests . (that seems to possibly be the case here) My Father rested on his faith, meeting for prayer every morning, and God did not fail to provide the needed staff, as well as the constituents of the organization around the world.
I hope this organization has the opportunity to gain perspective through a non-related board of directors and staff. I also hope that political and religiously political views of management can be put in proper perspective. It would seem that keeping an open mind politically and religiously might be more helpful and productive. This organization seems to have some good roots, but at this time at least for me, I am standing back and refraining from serving or donating until they can grow past this phase in their existence.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Consider a management and board of directors change. It really does appear as though it seems like it is time for a better direction for this organization.
Dear nmksti, We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience interviewing with a member of our organization. We would welcome the opportunity to address your concerns, and would be happy to put you in direct contact with our Board President. Although you acknowledge that nothing was stated outwardly, if you have the impression that conservative views are unwelcome we would be grateful for the opportunity to better understand your experience. Conservative Catholic doctors serve with MDA today in Africa and Latin America. Additionally, your comments about family members in leadership is confusing and to clarify – no member of our staff is related to the President or any member of the Board of Directors. Please contact us at your earliest convenience so that we can offer clarification on your concerns. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 213-368-1872
Review for Mission Guatemala Inc, New Albany, IN, USA
Worthwhile cause, transparent and good use of donor funds. May volunteer and serve shortly.
Review for Doctors Without Borders USA Inc, New York, NY, USA
While studying, I made a concerted attempt to understand disease beyond the contexts of the medical textbooks and decided to work with international child health in the polarized parts of the world where I could help share my pediatric knowledge reciprocated with the experience of local people of their disease.
With my red swiss water bottle in hand. I became a member of the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).I started work with MSF in 2014 and have really just started my life with MSF.
This is a life changing experience. I am now trying to decide what the next steps are for me. Only time will tell.