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Review for American Numismatic Association, Colorado Spgs, CO, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

I have been a past member - but will not join again. I am afraid this organization has become nothing more than a trade show company. It appears that all their efforts now evolve around the coin shows they sponsor around the country. If you are a member and do not wish to attend or cannot attend then there is little this organization has to offer.

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

As a member and attendee to several of the coin shows they sponsor

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

They need to stop concentrating on the coin shows that only benefit a small portion of members.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I have been a member in the past.
 

Review for National Trust for Historic Preservation in the US, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I have been a member of the National Trust for Historic Presenvation for a number of years and have become very dismayed with the management of the organization. From the review of the most recent tax form it appears that this organization spends too much of its income on staff salaries and not enough on its mission of preserving historic properties. Also, as a member, I an inundated with mailings and telephone calls asking for more money. It seems to me that they spend more time and effort trying to raise funds as compared to anything else. Also, as a member I have never been asked to vote or otherwise select any of the board of trustees. In fact, I have never received any information regarding that. Beyond my yearly membership fee I would not give this organization any additional funds until I see a larger portion of revenues spent on actual presevation AND I see some member input in the governance of the National Trust.

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

I have visted some of the trust properties and some, specifically Lyndhurst in New York, could use extra funding for the maintenance of some of the buldings on the site that have been allowed to become vitual ruins. I also receive numerous mailings and calls for more money.

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

A larger portion of revenues spent on presevation. Less money spent on staff salaries. Membership input into the selection of the Board of Trustees.

Role:  Donor & I am a member and hav visited several of the trust properties.