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Review for Aviva Family and Children's Services, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to Aviva Family and Children's Services in 1999 when my daughters were 3 and 2 years old. I have been on the board of this organization (except for a 2 year hiatus) since the first day of introduction. What I loved about the organization was that it was well-run by its then President, Andrew Diamond and is well-run today by his successor, Regina Bette. What was needed most from the board (like most boards) was fundraising, and the organization has an extremely low ratio of costs for fundraising to amount raised. Over the last 18 years the board has participated significantly in creating 3-5 year Strategic Plans, PR, marketing, including a new logo and a new look and feel to the Annual Report and brochures that we are doing. Since Regina came on board, there has been a great emphasis on accountability and transparency and it has been very welcome by the donors who love to understand how their dollars are helping Aviva accomplish its mission. This organization helps the most vulnerable, at-risk youth in Los Angeles and it does it comprehensively and very well.

Role:  Board Member