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isisfan1

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Review for YTH, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first heard about ISIS while looking for resources for sexuality professionals interested in learning more about technology. I attended and presented at their first conference and was blown away not only by the quality of speakers and attendees, but by the diverse group they attracted, on both sides of the registration tables. ISIS has an ability to engage youth and professionals serving youth without ever talking down to either group, and without ever minimizing the importance of either groups voice. They understand what is exciting and useful about using technology for health interventions, but equally understand that it's human interactions and relationships that give life to most tech interventions.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

several of their projects, including inSpot and the awesome Sex::Tech conference.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide them with more support as they are going through an amazing growth phase. Make sure they have the organizational capacity to match their creative programming ways.

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

the energy and creativity of the staff and ED and their enviable mix of vision and practicality.

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

engaged, passionate, funny, quirky.

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

do the great work it's already doing, but on a bigger scale, in more communities, in a deeper way.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to take it all in.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

growing too fast, prioritizing all the important work that needs to get done.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & First I was a volunteer speaker, then a fan, and finally a board member.