My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Office of Letters and Light, Berkeley, CA, USA
NaNoWriMo is what I look forward to most when November comes around--even more than Thanksgiving! I love writing, but it can be hard for me sometimes to find time or set aside time just for writing. NaNo helps me do that, and gives me a goal and a reward if I meet that goal.
I've participated in NaNoWriMo for two years now, and it's done me a boatload of good in helping me plan my time and keep improving as a writer and as a person.
For instance, I'm a lazy person. I freely admit that. But this world unfortunately doesn't have a lot of room for laziness, so I have to make schedules and deliberately irritate myself into doing what needs to be done. November is no exception. But NaNo makes what I'm doing enjoyable, necessary planning and irritating schedules or no. Better yet, if I have pent-up frustrations, they all go into my NaNovel, releasing my stress as well as keeping me on track!
Also, there are people I'd like to keep in touch with that I don't see very often anymore. Since they participate in NaNo, too, the forums and NaNoMail are really easy ways to contact and keep in touch with them. Word Wars help boost our word counts and let us sort of hang out at the same time. They also improve my weak social skills (I'm not much of a people-person), which will help me later on in life.
Thanks a ton, NaNo!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My life and my city's library. NaNo has helped me make my life better (see review above), and the library in city hosts several write-ins for OLL and all its programs, such as NaNoWriMo.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Try and help them get a website browser whatever-they-are-called that can support more users and run faster, so that more people can participate with ease.