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Review for New York Public Interest Research Group Fund Inc, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

NYPIRG is the single most important good government group in New York City and New York State. NYPIRG does it all. Not only does NYPIRG deliver a tremendous bang for the donor's buck, it is the rare public interest group with tremendous policy expertise, and an energetic and highly effective team of advocates able to organize the public across New York State and city. NYPIRG is an invaluable institution and should be supported by all public minded New Yorkers.

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

Public transit in NYC, ethics reform in NYC, clean water and clean air standards I breath and drink.

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

NYPIRG needs to upgrade their website and use the full array of social media outreach tools. NYPIRG also needs a funding base commensurate with their advocacy accomplishments.

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

NYPIRG's professionalism, competence and record of achievement. They are truly focused on real world results.

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

Professional, highly competent, knowledgeable and energetic.

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

Organizationally: Build a sustainable donor base by hiring more experienced FR people and upgrade its website and communications. Programmaticly:Increase it's use of paid media and further strengthen it's already impressive grass roots organizing.

Ways to make it better...

I have no complaints. This stellar group is a pleasure to work with.

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

Inadequate funding base, and a lack of donor cultivation. NYPIRG is so lean and focused on programmatic results that it has not created events and opportunities for high donors to get to know the group and appreciate its accomplishments.

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

Great group. In many ways a model for any social change or public interest group.

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I have worked with NYPIRG staff for two decades on public transit and public ethics and governance issues.