American Kidney Fund

  www.kidneyfund.org
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American Kidney Fund Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    The AKF allows me to help raise funds for kidney patients and people who are at risk for kidney disease.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Kidney Fund full-time

    Pros

    The best reason to work with the AKF is the Company helps people pay for their dialysis.

    Cons

    Some challenges of working with the AKF are some donors decline requests for assistance; and we have to begin the solicitation process over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ever give up helping kidney patients!

  2.  

    National Organization that nobody knows...and now I see why

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ODFO in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - ODFO in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at American Kidney Fund (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty decent in terms of health insurance and retirement. Early days of Friday's are also a plus. If you enjoy making a direct impact on the lives of patients that this is ideal

    Cons

    Very top-heavy in terms of management. President delays fundraising process and there are no true fundraisers with a healthcare background making the infrastructure seriously lacking. Development seems to want quantity over quality and relies heavily on correspondence to make contact rather than networking. Most efforts are behind a desk rather than face to face. High turnover and no one here is equipped with strategic thinking. 5 VP's of Development in 7 years and 5 development staff departed within the past 10 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good hard look at senior leadership and gain a better understanding of donors and staff. Observe who actually is doing the work versus those that are setting other up to fail. Thinking big but does not have the capacity or bandwidth to gain national spotlight like NKF, ADA and other non-profits focused on health. This place is NOT what it seems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at American Kidney Fund full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is okay for a nonprofit.

    Cons

    Cons are too many to list.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Not enough growth opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at American Kidney Fund full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice environment, nice people, flexible work and nice customer service and friendly team members

    Cons

    low salary, work is too much for the expected salary. Yearly raise is no more than 3%

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Not for profit nightmare

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Kidney Fund full-time

    Pros

    Nice new office building, paid parking, near metro, and bank, and has snack bar in buildling. Near grocery stores and shopping.

    Cons

    Place is In financial trouble. People there are terrified of asking questions, speaking up or providing input. There are too many VPs, half of which are incompetent. CEO makes $400K annually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over. Hire new management that care about the mission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good starting point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Associate in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Development Associate in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at American Kidney Fund full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door for non-profit work. Friendly work environment in most departments. Everyone treats each other more like friends than like coworkers.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow. Small company. You will probably be stuck in the same position for many years and when there's a salary increase it's not much since it is non-profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Quality organization, quality people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Director in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at American Kidney Fund

    Pros

    Very well managed, quality organization. This organization does a lot of good for people with kidney disease.

    Cons

    The organization has many of the same challenges as other nonprofits . . . infrastructure, staffing. But these are mild "cons."

    Recommends

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