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Matt O'Grady

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Review for Greenbelt Alliance, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'vde known Greenbelt Alliance for more than ten years, and think it's among the most effective organizations in the Bay Area. Their dual approach - preserving open space while simultaneously promoting smart urban growth - has over the last 40 years shaped the By Area into the beautiful, vibrant place I choose to call home.

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

Every county of the Bay Area. Wasteful and ugly sprawl has been stopped, in favor of efficient smart growth. Tens of thousands of acres of open space, including parkland and farmland, have been preserved.

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

Keep it on the same track

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

The direct, visceral connection they forge between me and this place I call home.

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

Savvy, professional, and a lot of fun.

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

Permanently protect the last remaining threatened opn space in the 9 county Bay Area, while also promoting decades-worth of economic development in our existing urban centers.

Ways to make it better...

they had more money.

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

Short-sighted developers who are solely concerned with profits

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

Nothing more

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Donor & Donated $, raised $ through friends.