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Don Baker

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Review for Foundation for Sustainable Development, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

FSD provides a very important role for the NGOs in the countries where they work. FSD provides a link to best practices of other worldwide NGO's and that provides cricical imformation concerning the improvement of the economy and local environment. In Uganda, I visited seveal of the organizations being assited by FSD interns and saw first hand the improvement that the small changes had made in the lives of the local families. From the introduction of new crops for more cash flow and better use of the land. To the construction of a nursery at a high school for teenage mothers, FSD was helping the local NGO's improve the quality of life for the population.

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

first hand and seen the positive impact on the countries where FSD works. I have seen the results in the attitude and hard work of the interns and staff in San Francisco and around the world.

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

continue to find ways to expand the reach of FSD.

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

The spririt and positive attitude of everyone involved.

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

outstanding, hard working and caring.

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

better train the staff in the countries where FSD works. FSD could send more people to work with the local NGO's to plan more health, education, environment,and economic opportunities.

Ways to make it better...

I could visit more countries and locations where FSD works.

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

donor support and evaluation of expansion opportunites.

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

I am proud to be a director of FSD.

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Role:  Board Member & I visited Uganda where FSD has done marvelous work.