My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for New Beginnings Law Center, San Rafael, CA, USA
I helped out with the start of New Beginnings because its issue--record expungement possibilities for those who have served their time for criminal acts--is so valuable. While the founder, Elissa Lasserre, is meticulous, very heartfelt, and energetic, she didn't know nonprofits because she's been an excellent criminal defense lawyer for years. So it was easy to make the decision to work with her and lend my 30-year expertise in the field. I became President of the board to further support her.
Her success is outstanding. She slowly learned the nonprofit management field and began to make the connections needed in the community to serve more people, generally a low income crowd. She's an excellent leader and inspiring. She learns well from her mistakes and is always open to help. Her learning curve has now gathered more good people around her, and I feel privileged to be a part of this necessary community asset.