My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Trees, Water & People, Fort Collins, CO, USA
I continue to support Trees Water and People and serve on the board because I have seen first-hand the work that they do in collaboration with its partners in Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras . Several independent organizations have recognized TWP for their outstanding work with either cash awards, honors or both. These include the Ashden award from England, the Rio Tinto Environmental award and a UN environmental award. But aside from all the recognition and measurable success, the relationships that continue to grow, the empowerment of local communities that happens as the result of our collaboration with them, and the ensuing improvement to the lives of our partners has gained my undying respect and admiration.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Most recently, in the fall of 2010 I visited the Pine Ridge reservation as a guest of Henry Red Cloud, who has partnered with TWP on his solar power projects. Seeing those solar panels at work in one of the poorest communities in the United States reinforced my belief in the importance of the work TWP does.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
work toward creating a larger endowment fund in order to ensure the longevity of our ongoing relationships with host country partnerships.