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MDA begining to move in the right direction.
Project Director (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 16, 2019
MDA trying to drag itself into the 21st century by moving onto the cloud and replacing their old systems to a popular CRM.
The replacement of the C-Suite is helping right the ship.
Worked on high profile, high risks projects. Project were limited by limited budget.
Pros
Co-workers were the best.
Cons
Layoffs, Below average benefits
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Rewarding
Program Coordinator, Fundraising SW FL (Former Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLDecember 1, 2018
Fundraising was a calling and a passion. This is all about the kids and the many individuals you can assist by funding research for cures, as well as. trying to enhance lives.
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Fantastic mission, not enough work, and low pay
FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Worthington, OHNovember 27, 2018
MDA is a very rewarding place to work. The families you serve will change your life. MDA as a company is a bit messy, but new leadership is changing that. I was offered two promotions in two years, and was supported at every event.
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productive and able to meet new people.
Fundraiser (Former Employee) –  Henderson, NVNovember 10, 2018
Able to meet new people when you are out at a booth. As well as there is never a dull moment and each day is different during the boot drive. As well as able to make other informed about Muscular Dystrophy.
Pros
Always meeting new people and no two days are the same.
Cons
a lot of turn downs
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Leadership changing organization
Manager, National Public Relations (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 25, 2018
New leadership came in a cut more than 140 employees across multiple departments without giving the teams the opportunity to prove their abilities. They are moving away from a family focus to a science focus, but in the process are losing valuable supporters. They are also stuck decades behind in terms of technology and general communications functions while providing very little visibility for their partners.
Pros
The people are driven and fantastic
Cons
Leadership and technology are lacking.
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4.0
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Great mission but poor execution
Assistant Manager; Healthcare Services Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Tucker, GAOctober 25, 2018
MDA has a great mission an some really cool projects and incentives for their patients and partners. Unfortunately they lack the ability to craft such perks for their employees.
Pros
Non-Profit, Helping people with muscle disease (especially kids)
Cons
Lack of competative pay
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Cold Calling for Fundraising
Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Monroeville, PAOctober 10, 2018
I started working for MDA through a temp service. They gave us stacks of paper to call through - you sit in the hall at a half desk with a phone. All you do is call, pitch a written out statement, and persuade people someone gave us their number thinking they'd be a good fit for a fundraiser.
Cons
Hourly, MDA employees are condescending, the office is a mess, cold calling.
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MDA was a fun place to work especially the fundraisers
Telemarketer (Former Employee) –  Tucker, GAOctober 9, 2018
This was a part time position I was on the phone from the time I walked in the door. We had a script and it was always fun when you got a fun reaction from the call.
The hardest part of the job when you got rejections from the caller. The most enjoyable part of the job was the lock-up events those were a lot of fun.
Pros
Getting to know co-workers and helping each other when they were struggling with their script.
Cons
Is getting rejections from the callers.
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Fundraising Atmosphere, very stressful
Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Green Bay, WIOctober 3, 2018
Very stressful, basically begging people to donate money to an organization, that didn't always have the best interest of it's clients in mind. Co-workers that didn't pay attention in meetings, and more interested in playing and goofing around.
Pros
Summer hours on Fridays
Cons
Fundraising staff constantly on their personal phones and not working
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poor culture
Executive Director (Former Employee) –  Northeast USSeptember 8, 2018
Has changed dramatically in last year. Too bad the don't care about families. There is lack of staff and leadership currently. Look at the charity navigator for ratings.
Pros
families
Cons
culture and staff
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Excellent espit de corps
VOLUNTEER RECRUITER (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSAugust 31, 2018
The Wichita office of the Muscular Dystrophy Association has merged with the Kansas City Office, thereby no longer needing the office location in Tallgrass Executive Park. The Wichita CEO currently works out of her home now as Development Specialist. The organization has continued to grow and change since its founding, and the research that it supports has most recently made great strides in the advancement toward a cure, and assists in improving the lives of families and individuals affected by the diverse strains of muscular dystrophy.
Pros
Forward thinking
Cons
Challenging non-profit
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Fun place to work. We always did fundraisers for the kids and others with muscular dystrophy
Bookkeeper (Former Employee) –  Riverside, CAAugust 22, 2018
If you like to help people this is a great place to work. Raising money to help the children with muscular dystrophy go to camp was a highlight of working there.
Pros
Working with the kids to get them to go to camp
Cons
none
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Not enough hours in the day to get the job done.
Health Care Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York StateAugust 21, 2018
Offices keep getting closed. Management levels keep getting eliminated. Same amount of work, same amount of goal with less staff. This is unsustainable.
Pros
Lots of PTO
Cons
No time to use PTO
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Great Mission, good leadership
Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, ALAugust 20, 2018
Most of the work related to MDA were temporary positions. They pull people in to recruit for campaigns. I enjoyed being a part of something like this, helping raise money for medical research. The campaigns were fun, and I was able to pull in many donors/participants each day.
Pros
helping people, fun ideas
Cons
temporary, scripted calls with little room to change
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MDA mission is great
Field (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 20, 2018
However some co-workers or former employees are not so great. I love working for MDA however the negative and entitled behavior from some is really difficult to look beyond, the new CEO brought back 403b match but super negative people will still say oh MDA is not financially stable and my personal favorite is the people who give the negative reviews and than wonder why MDA cant hire people to help them. There is no way for some people to be happy and just come to work and have fun and let everyone have a good time, there just isnt a day that someone doesnt makes it difficult to ignore them. Also those who say there isnt raises arent good employees, i have received a rase yearly and those who dont perform to expectations dont...
Pros
Mission, families we serve, pto, holiday time off is amazing at christmas, !
Cons
Negative co workers who should just leave
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Go to jail for charity
Cold Caller MDA (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 16, 2018
Cold calling nightmare. Nothing is worse than calling a consumer just some random consumer and asking if they would like to go to jail for charity. I don't know what person came up with that horrible pick-up line but I got yelled at more for people saying I'm not going to jail because I didn't do anything wrong versus people actually listening to anything else
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4.0
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Serving Others
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INAugust 14, 2018
MDA was a wonderful company to work for. Worked with a great group of people that cared about the cause, which made it more enjoyable each and everyday to go to work.
Pros
Wonderful co-workers
Cons
None that I can think of
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3.0
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Fluctuating
Executive Director (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 9, 2018
Great mission but hard to stay motivated with pressure put on team members. Very hard to be a cookie cutter area when regions are different. Less support locally to families and more on national level of research. Good but changed.
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Worked for a good cause
Clerk/Typist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 30, 2018
I learned a lot in the personnel department. It was quick-paced which made the day go by fast. I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of interesting people.
Pros
Good work environment
Cons
None
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Good mission
Fundraising Coordinator (Current Employee) –  East Syracuse, NYJuly 25, 2018
MDA has a good cause and good mission. Most funds are allocated to the mission. However, there is too much time and work expected of the employees, and jobs keep getting cut.
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