My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Friends of the Children-Portland, Portland, OR, USA
(I'm writing as an Advisor to Friends of the Children - Portland. I'm also a Donor, an incoming Board Member, and I'm a professional with expertise in a related field.)
I have watched Friends of the Children through several lenses. FOTC looks great through all of them.
1) I was on a volunteer team from the Community Partners program of the Harvard Business School Association of Oregon. We quantified the "social ROI" [return on investment] that FOTC generates, for society as a whole and for the individuals who go through the program. We estimated that FOTC creates a benefit for society and individuals of seven times its cost. That is awesome.
2) I have gotten to know key executives at FOTC. I've seen first-hand their dedication to the children and to operational excellence and integrity.
3) And I've seen many of the children currently in the program. You would never know they come from such at-risk backgrounds. FOTC's care and guidance has given these kids an awesome opportunity to become happy, prosperous, well-adjusted members of society, and has given our community citizens who will play a positive role in our future.
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My analysis of their results, and the smiles I see on the faces of the children they mentor.
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