My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for One Day's Wages, Seattle, WA, USA
I've been a part of One Days Wages for now over 10 years. My wife and I are part of a number of non-profits, and what we love about ODW is the transparency and accountability they have towards each dollar they receive. The model is one that is so fantastic, where every single dollar that is donated (minus credit card fees - yes, that's how transparent they are) goes to the projects they support. How does this work though when they have paid staff you might ask - well that was the first question that came to my mind, and it is really quite simple AND elegant - they hold a gala once a year and whatever they raise raise during the gala is what they have for their salaries and other administrative expenses for the next year. There are so many other things to call out, like how incredible Eugene, and Minhee, the founders are, and how incredible the staff is, but the last thing I'd like to call your attention to is the values that ODW embodies, and the one that resonates with me the most is "empowerment" through which they work with local leaders on the ground who actually know what is required to address their problems in a sustainable manner. I would highly encourage you to just check out their site and think about just doing your part to get engaged, because when we all get involved in our little ways, we can together have a truly lasting impact.