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March of Dimes Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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Pros
  • There is a strong desire to support working parents and the organization has always presented a good work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Decent work life balance and a great mission (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great Mission, Terrible execution and management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at March of Dimes full-time

    Pros

    This mission is saving babies lives, and keeping families together.

    Cons

    The leadership issues from the last CEO, Dr. Howse created such a large revenue problem no one trusts this organization. I believe some of the people in place to fix the problem have actually made the problem worse.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick with it, as a former employee you only communicate to your staff when you are happy with the direction things are going. I found when the restructures went poorly, or when you left 30% of the staff go, no one communicated with the staff or volunteers in a timely manner. All of the secrecy equals loss of trust.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Young Fundraiser beware"

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    Former Employee - Community Director
    Former Employee - Community Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at March of Dimes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll learn the fundamentals of fundraising here. If you have a great management team , you'll meet your goals. The

    Cons

    Structure: No room for growth for fundraisers. I was a Community Director that could only be promoted to a Sr. Community Director and from my experience that took at least 5 years, no matter the budget you raised.
    Dated: The fundraising methods that were pushed on CDs were very dated. Other non profits are doing circles around MOD because they are up with the times as far as the way development is trending , who gives, technology etc. etc.
    Work Life Balance: none- unless you have a manager that just doesn't care.
    Pay: the pay here is terrible. I went to a smaller, local non profit and made 10k more easily
    Management: It seems that they'll let anyone become an ED. Mine had zero clue about development and I trained her for almost a year. Theres a manager for a manager for a manager for a manager at MOD. Way too much overhead. Hard to make sense of who handles what.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. Cut out the people at the top.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Operations Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at March of Dimes full-time

    Pros

    The mission is wonderful and the lives touched are amazing. The babies and families we help makes it seem worthwhile.

    Cons

    Completely overworked and underpaid. The training and consistency is nonexistent. Too many webinars and conference calls

    Advice to Management

    Know the jobs of your employees and listen to their suggestions. It would behoove you to really focus on the mission instead of dollars.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Not a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at March of Dimes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice office space

    Cons

    Low salaries, No real HR support, clique-y staff

    Advice to Management

    Reflect on the high turnover rate


  5. Helpful (2)

    "You cannot effectively do your job when you are worried about having one."

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    Current Employee - Development Manager
    Current Employee - Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at March of Dimes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good mission and work flexibility. Able to make your own schedule and work from home or coffee shop. Local staff is great.

    Cons

    Recently announced 3 rounds of layoffs, 2 conveniently after all of the walks so that they max out on income. You cannot affectively do your job when you're worried about having one. Poor pay and benefits. Lack of training and event rollout preparedness. Too many upper level positions micromanaging unimportant details that they don't have a clue about. Little room for advancement. Rush conference calls on important topics that prove to be a waste of time. No overtime allowed, and if you do go over it comes out at a later time. There is no way to do this job during walk season without going over on time. Outdated computers and fundraising software. The organization needs a modern facelift and should listen to field employees about what matters to constituents. Overall really disappointed by how a major foundation takes care of its employees and is run.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR FIELD EMPLOYEES and take care of them financially. Maybe if you reduce the ridiculous amounts of marketing and program overhead you could pay your fundraisers the money they deserve. Whoever told you it was a good idea to spam your donors' email should be fired, because you're driving away community support. Better social media coverage is definitely needed. You want to reach the younger crowd, you've got to talk to them on their platforms.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Development Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at March of Dimes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The mission of the March of Dimes is a great one. They have funded research and set aggressive goals to decrease premature birth. There was a great work life balance

    Cons

    All field staff were switched to hourly and unable to go over their 40 hours. Management is not experienced in the world of non-profit and there was not much support to their staff. Many issues from above were not acknowledged. There was a lot of work for very little pay and currently in a salary freeze. Aggressive goals for fundraisers that were not very obtainable.

    Advice to Management

    Provide open communication to staff and do not hide issues within the organization. Allow staff to voice their opinion about what is feasible in


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Good as a place holder while looking for another gig...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at March of Dimes full-time

    Pros

    Mission of the company. You are helping babies. They are the future.

    Cons

    Behind in the times, very clicky, low pay, mgmt not open to hearing the truth... god comlpex!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Division Director"

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    Current Employee - Division Director
    Current Employee - Division Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at March of Dimes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Important mission. Work with passionate volunteers.

    Cons

    The restructuring process eliminated local boards and essentially sent a message to volunteers that their partnership was not valuable. The result- many dedicated volunteers, some with over 20 years of fundraising experience, will no longer participate in MOD initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Volunteer management is the most important part of fundraising. By eliminating local Boards volunteers felt unappreciated and that their efforts were not valued. Boards at the major market level do not have relationships in local communities. The negative impact of this aspect of the strategic realignment process will substantially hurt local area fundraising efforts for many years. Reinstate local boards or you are setting up local area employees for disappointing results.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ups and Downs of Non-profit jobs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at March of Dimes full-time

    Pros

    Self-fulfilling, get to work closely with families and businesses in the community, flexible schedule, excellent benefits and PTO

    Cons

    Undergoing restructure, horrible pay, lack of support from the top


  10. Helpful (2)

    "I oversee all aspects of an annual fundraiser"

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    Current Employee - Development Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Louisville, KY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at March of Dimes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Feel good about what I do. I get to work on a variety of tasks including event planning, development, marketing and fundraising. Work with executive level professionals in the community.

    Cons

    Extremely slow at filling positions that are vital to local office. Very old office and you have to worry a lot about issues you shouldn't have to like taking out your trash (though this may be just my local office).

    Advice to Management

    National office makes it really hard for anyone at the local office to get things done quickly and efficiently.


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