My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Pachamama Alliance, San Francisco, CA, USA
I have known about the PA and its excellent work for years, and in 2016 I met some of the staff at the Transitions and Permaculture event in Hopland, CA. The direct, specific exercises on leadership, and their personable attitudes led me to connect with the PA more deeply.
Since that time I have been a volunteer for the PA, helping in the initial development of the course based on Drawdown, attending events, and traveling on their Game Changer Journey to the Amazon [see photos]. Meeting the Achuar and other indigenous people directly has deepened my respect and appreciation for the work PA does. Their founders and all the staff are caring, genuine individuals who recognize the critical role of community in our transition world.
Their vision, mission, and commitment continue to move me, and I am intensely supportive of the work of the PA. We have just announced the debut of the Humboldt Pachamama Community here in Arcata, CA, where we will continue the work of PA through the workshops and events they provide.
I could add to 'my role' that of 'expertise in this field' for the work I'm doing with them on computer mapping; this keeps me involved, learning, and excited. I am truly a GROUNDED OPTIMIST, as described in the PA course materials and videos.
Some final notes - the workshop development and events done by the PA are extremely professional, their videography is excellent, and the international network of communities is exciting, impressive, and inspirational!