My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for American Bird Conservancy, The Plains, VA, USA
The welfare of wildlife has been a lifelong priority of mine. Clearly, donating to every single organization dedicated to the advocacy of wildlife is simply not feasible. I have had to be selective and in my search for my top three, the American Bird Conservancy is among them.
The staff members with whom I have interacted are simply unparalleled in their commitment to their area of expertise and their knowledge base is beyond stellar. I am particularly impressed with the work of Rob Anderson in Development and the inimitable Grant Sizemore who spearheads the Invasive Species Program. Rob is creative and driven. His communication style is open and engaging which is critical to his effectiveness in his department. Grant is innovative in his approach and identifies unique opportunities to deliver critical messages to the public about an issue that is alarming and yet sensitive. He has done wonders with the Cats Indoors campaign. This is a commendable feat because if a message is conveyed without just the right tone, balancing the urgent need for action while not putting audiences on the defensive, a campaign could misfire or fail. Grant will always have my admiration because he is able to successfully navigate that delicate balance, always delivering highly compelling copy and memorable messages that spur action and that create awareness. People will always need to be educated about the benefits of keeping cats indoors---not only for the birds we love but for the welfare of the cats themselves as well as the protection of human health.
The American Bird Conservancy is an organization that uses its funding resourcefully. I am truly grateful for the work that comes out of this truly great nonprofit.