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Former Employee - Health Care Services Coordinator in Honolulu, HI
Former Employee - Health Care Services Coordinator in Honolulu, HI

I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Working for MDA was an incredible experience! As the main point of contact for all families in Hawaii serviced by MDA, it was clear to me day after day that we were making a difference. In addition to helping others, I enjoyed the fast paced work environment. There was never a dull moment and never a time when I said to myself, "hmm...I think I'm all caught up." During my time with MDA, I grew so much personally and professionally. I was allowed to take ownership of the programs and do what I thought was best to grow them. I appreciated this freedom, and I always had support (from local, regional, divisional AND national) when I needed it. Lastly, everything at MDA is done as a team. I LOVE this!

Cons

- Too many levels of management in some situations.
- Too many acronyms...I actually had a cheat sheet for the first year to decipher what they all meant.
- It's hard to separate work from home when you care so much about the people you're helping.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think it would be helpful to have more people in the field.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great charity that could use some updating

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Binghamton, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Binghamton, NY

    I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Worthy charity that has many years experience and success in fundraising and supporting area families dealing with MDA. Effective training.

    Cons

    Ideal candidates will be outgoing with exceptional communication skills, but most positions in a local office will be temporary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering the skill set that is needed to be successful in many of the positions in a local office, using temporary employees is a gamble. The use of temps, rather than hiring exceptional employees for fundraising diminishes it's effectiveness, in my opinion.

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    Solid Workplace, decent benefits, good values.

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    Former Employee - Fundraising Coordinator in Harlingen, TX
    Former Employee - Fundraising Coordinator in Harlingen, TX

    I worked at Muscular Dystrophy Association full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good cause, benefits are decent. Good organization

    Cons

    Too much night/evening, expect you to put job first, not enough vacation time.

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