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Melinda A Johnson

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Review for PLACE, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The most committed, energetic and knowledgeable staff with whom you could ever work. Everyone is marked by a high level of creativity and a perseverance to see lengthy, complex project through to completion.

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

the physical structure that is 3/4 completed, much to the amazement of people who have been trying to bring this project to fruition for a decade.

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

have a continuous local contact for each project - although I know this takes extra money.

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

learning about all aspects of their work, and having confidence in their ability to see the big picture and to get the small details done.

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

Professional, charming and dedicated

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

Create several living centers for working artists and the homeless, in places all over the USA.

Ways to make it better...

PLACE had been local. They are based in Minnesota and a lot had to be done long-distance.

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

becoming over-extended. They need to have a larger capital base so they can have a few more staff, to enable them to handle several large projects at a time.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have no other constructive criticisms.

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Role:  Client Served & I am the president of the board of a non-profit attempting to build transitional living for the homeless, and the liaison to PLACE, which oversaw the entire project.