My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Save the Children Federation, Inc., Fairfield, CT, USA
I worked for SAVE and while it is better than many organizations such as World Vision they are not good at providing the professionals needed to design a project or program. Often bad projects especially in education are developed. That is because professionals do not write the projects and they are destined to fail. Project managers are told to write positive reports anyway which I did many times. Corruption happens because their projects are not well managed or supervised. I could have easily walked away with the money for my project because there was no spot checking to see if I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. I met some of my colleages in the field who were doing just that. I saw other projects which were definitely irresponsible. This is in a former soviet country. I will not divulge the country. The project managers I met were also not of a very high quality.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Former Soviet Country
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Hire people with better expertise, check for possible corruption within the office who are responsible for recommending the people who are getting the projects and have all projects and materials written in english to make sure someone in the home office knows what the project is about. Lastly, do surprise visits.