My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Inc, Atlanta, GA, USA
The organization as a whole is amazing and there is none other like it. The services it provides are great to those that do not have vision and hearing insurance or are living on a fixed income. Being a former staff member I can say first hand that the organization has made some definite strides in growing the program over the past few years. The previous program director and programs team did a great job with providing customer service and services statewide. The program staff have been able to secure new partnerships and create new opportunities for the organization. Now as far as executive leadership I can not say as many good things. The previous executive director started out very promising but was found to be involved in wrong doing(basically mismanagement and inappropriate use of donor funds and company credit cards). Kudos to the BOD for acting to remove that person from the position. Unfortunately, the two interim executive directors did not do much in the way to make the organization any better. (Specifically the CFO should have been let go due to neglect of the position which allowed the previous ED to conduct misuse of funds and not being present to provide checks and balances) Both of the interim EDs did not serve a purpose to the organization, from one not consistently being available in the office and not conducting business in a timely manner (from unpaid bills to lack of leadership and favoritism) to the other just filling a space and collecting a pay check. Sadly I am told from current staff members that the programs have diminished with the departure of three long time staff members. It is my hope that with the new ED in place that this place gets back on track and rebuilds partnerships that the interim EDs decided to let go. This organization is a great and need trustworthy, mission minded people working behind the scenes to fulfill its mission.