My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for ActionAid USA, Washington, DC, USA
I am a huge fan of the work and advocacy of ActionAid USA. Over the years, I have worked with them on a number of issue areas, including climate change/climate finance, debt issues, food security/agricultural issues and also on gender equality advocacy. I appreciate their fierce and determined stance to lift up the voices of those most powerless and very often marginalized, in particular local communities, women and Indigenous Peoples, all centered in a core human-rights framing, demanding justice, equity, fairness and decency -- actually all that you see way to little off in today's international governance structures, multilateral processes and at the most powerful international organizations, such as the IFIs.
Review for Center For International Environmental Law (CIEL), Washington, DC, USA
I am writing this review on behalf of my organization,the Heinrich Boell Stiftung (hbs) Washington, DC, which over years has worked with CIEL, both as a cooperation partner on specific projects and campaigns, but also as a donor for efforts spearheaded by CIEL in a number of areas demanding specialized expertise and knowledge, including international trade policy,international climate negotiations and climate finance, fossil fuel divestment/plastics pollution, biodiversity or geoengineering.
As a cooperation partner, we highly value the collaboration with CIEL, as interaction is always constructive, laser-focused on problem-solving, while overcoming effectively any hurdles posed by either administrative stringencies or quick output deadlines. CIEL in all of our cooperations has proved to be a trusted partner, good to its promise and delivering on time while exceeding expectations in providing their expertise.
As a donor/financial contributor and supporter in the non-profits sector, we recognize and appreciate that CIEL and its dedicated and brilliant staff over-delivers in terms of "value for financial support provided", as CIEL -- often to their own detriment -- puts the cause way above compensatory considerations. Documentation and accounting for funding received is thorough and accurate. CIEL is a trusted partner meeting and has over the years in many ways far exceeded all of our expectations for collaboration and cooperation.