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M. Clarke

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Review for WAGES (Women's Action to Gain Economic Security), Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing organization that has created very innovative ways for Latinas to own their own business and reduce pollution from household chemicals. I got to know WAGES 8 yeas ago and am inspired but their leadership connecting environmental and economic justice. Their impact promoting non-toxic cleaning and educating not just the cooperative members but their clients and other women. I have been happy with the excellent quality services and impressed with the confidence and team work that the women have.

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

the women's economic situation has improved they are creating a new business model

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

Want to be more visible in general, including in the Latino community

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

the strategic thinking ability and long term vision and dedication

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

Very smart and professional and creative - this is new ground they are plowing in both economic and environmental fields

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

Help them expand more quickly and teach others about the business model - it could be used in so many more contexts to help low-income workers

Ways to make it better...

I could afford to use them more!

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

fundraising and staff retention in the recession

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I have helped the board and E.D. with strategic planning.